Norwegian firms to build wind farm off UK coast

2014-07-03 07:28
(Germain Moyon, AFP)

(Germain Moyon, AFP)

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Helsinki - Norwegian energy companies Statoil and Statkraft have announced plans to build a wind farm off the British coast in a $2.4bn investment, expected to be completed in 2017.

Statoil, the operator of the Dudgeon offshore project, says construction of the 67 turbines will begin in 2016. With a total generation capacity of 402MW, they will provide energy for some 410 000 households.

British energy minister Michael Fallon welcomed the project, saying Britain had already "attracted £34bn of private sector investment in renewable electricity since 2010".

Statoil, with 2 ,000 employees and operations in 36 countries, is a major producer of oil and gas in the North Sea. Statkraft is a renewable energy company that has been active in Britain since 2003.
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