Power Driven Kent

Kent is home to three of our offshore wind farms – Thanet, Kentish Flats and Kentish Flats Extension.

These three wind farms combined produce enough electricity annually to power more than 400,000 UK homes.

Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm

Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm

Powering UK homes

Since our first Kent Wind Farm – Kentish Flats – was built a decade ago, offshore wind has become an affordable, reliable and vital part of the UK energy system. By 2030, 30GW of offshore wind is expected to be installed in the UK. Our own pipeline of projects could power more than 4million UK homes.

Turbine technology has developed rapidly in this time, bringing down cost and boosting productivity. As a result, with just 34 turbines Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm could more than double the capacity of the existing 100 turbine Thanet Offshore Wind Farm.  

Thanet Extension

We are currently progressing the development of Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm, bringing the next generation of wind energy technology to this Kent cluster.

Notices to Mariners

Find Notices to Mariners on the Port of Ramsgate website.

A local team

From our base in Ramsgate Harbour, we now have 75 people working at our wind farms in Kent. These local team members have developed and honed their skills working on our projects.  

Stewart Box – Operations and Maintenance, Europe

Stewart Box has worked at Vattenfall for five years having previously worked as an Electrician. He is an ex-Hereson Secondary School pupil and joined our company as a technician. He was promoted to Service Leader two years ago and is now working on a very important harmonisation project for operations and maintenance Europe-wide. “I am so lucky working in a relatively young and forward thinking industry and never dreamt that I would have so many varied opportunities and experiences working locally – not to mention a job which could last for the lifetime of our wind farms.”

Jennifer Munns, Marine Co-ordinator

Jennifer has been working in her role for 18 months and is in charge of ensuring our vessels and staff are safe at sea and are where they should be. A former King Ethelbert’s School/Sandwich Tech student, Jen really is a local girl. Being a local sailor gives her a bit of ‘on the water’ experience too. “My job is exciting, challenging and rewarding ...for these reasons I love it!”.

Coast Explorer

Running into its sixth year, Coast Explorer is the highlight of our local engagement programme, and hundreds of students participate every year in this outdoor education scheme. Held at Bettshanger Park, schools from the area are able to come along and learn about their coastal environment, the impacts of climate change, and how they can help their local environment.

Meet Melanie

Melanie Rogers is our Local Liaison Officer in the region. Throughout the year, she leads our local outreach and engagement programme – which includes sponsoring some important local events like KM Bike Ride and Broadstairs Folk Week. In addition, she is also a regular speaker to local groups and organisations to give them the opportunity to learn more about renewable energy and their local projects.

Contact

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Melanie Rogers
Local Communications Officer

See also

Parc Cynog wind and solar farm

Co-located with a wind farm, this project shares a grid connection.

Battery at Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm

This battery project helps to keep a stable supply of electricity to the National Grid.

Aultmore is an onshore consented wind farm in Banffshire, Scotland.