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Energy minister opens wind farm's next generation turbines
5:00pm Saturday 21st September 2013 in News
ENERGY and climate change minister Greg Barker has officially opened a wind farm’s new next generation turbines.
Mr Barker was at the Pier Hotel, at Harwich Quay, to take part in the ceremony before being taken by boat to the wind farm.
The event marks the completion of a project to install two Siemens 6 megawatt wind turbines at the existing Gunfleet Sand Wind Farm off Clacton.
As the first two in the world to be deployed offshore, the turbines will undergo a series of tests over the next three years, following which the turbines could be rolled out at other sites.
Wind farm operator Dong Energy said the turbines will help the cost of energy for offshore wind.