Navitus Bay wind farm to be located alongside part of Guernsey to Poole cross channel ferry route

February 15th, 2012 by Eneco

Eneco's Princes Amalia wind farm off the Dutch coast (click image to expand - image courtesy of Eneco)

In 2010 The Crown Estate awarded Eneco Wind UK Ltd. exclusive development rights to the sea bed in an area to the west of the Isle of White.

During 2011 Eneco determined that a wind farm project of between 900 MW to 1200 MW installed capacity could be located in this area. This could provide enough electricity for between 615,000 and 820,000 homes. It is hoped that wind park construction will begin in 2016 and be operational by 2019.

Helen Cassini, Consents Manager for Navitus Bay said, “the name ‘Navitus Bay’ was chosen for the wind farm by the public as their preferred option from a shortlist of suggestions in March 2011.”

The project will be of interest to Channel Island residents because when completed it will be visible from the Guernsey to Poole harbour cross Channel ferry route.

(click on the map to download a PDF file of the map)

Eneco Wind UK Ltd. is a subsidiary of the business unit, Eneco Wind, which is part of the Rotterdam based Dutch utility, Eneco, which serves about two million business and domestic customers.

Eneco is working on wind power, solar power, biomass and heat.

Eneco Wind UK Ltd plans to hold public exhibitions across Dorset, Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight between 21 February and 3 March 2012, which will provide the public with more information about the project, with a focus on the offshore aspects of Navitus Bay.

For more information visit the Navitus Bay Wind Park website or see a slide presentation on the project.


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