Thanet Offshore Wind Farm

Development consent refused for Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

Yesterday, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy refused development consent for Vattenfall's application to build the Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm.

Commenting on the decision, Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager for Vattenfall, said:

“Naturally we’re very disappointed by this decision and will consider how we proceed from here. We continue to believe that Thanet Extension would be an important development for the local area, for UK energy security, and for the drive to reduce emissions.”

Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager for Vattenfall

Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager for Vattenfall

Key facts

First power expected Mid 2020s
Installed capacity 340MW
Homes powered equivalent per annum 307,500*
Amount of C02 saved 595,000 tonnes*
Equivalent cars removed 297,000
Geographical scale of offshore site area 68.779km2
Distance of the nearest turbine from the shore 8km
Landfall location Pegwell Bay
Length of cabling onshore 2.5km
Length of cabling offshore 28km
Number of turbines Up to 34
Height of turbines to tip Up to 250m
Individual turbine capacity Dependent on technology choice
Jobs created Our operational projects currently employ around 70 people. These positions will be sustained and increased to support Thanet Extension.
Comparison to other large infrastructure Thanet Extension will generate more power than the existing wind farm with one third of the turbines.

*Source: https://www.renewableuk.com/page/UKWEDExplained

Download a fact sheet of these statistics here.

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