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18/12/06
Thames Wind Harnessed to Power London
- Estuary turbine farms are the world’s largest

Thames Wind Harnessed to Power LondonTHE WORLD'S biggest wind turbine farms are to be built in the Thames Estuary and will provide a third of London's homes with energy.

The two wind-farms – one known as London Array and the other as Thanet - are to be sited between 7 and 14 miles off shore stretching between Margate and Clacton.

"Together, once built, they will mark a significant stride towards our renewables target," said Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair Darling.

"It is a significant step forward in providing a greener and clean source of power."

In total, there will be 441 turbines in the two farms, which will be a few miles apart. Many of those turbines are planned to be contributing to London's energy requirements by 2008.



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