Each turbine has a capacity of 2.3MW and the wind farm is capable of supplying up to 50% of the port’s electricity needs.
SSE Renewables Project Manager, Martin Sweeney, is delighted to see the turbines in place and generating clean, green electricity:
“Everyone involved in the project, the engineers on the ground, the planners and office staff have been working hard with their counterparts at the Port of Tilbury to ensure this project is a success, and so it’s fantastic to see the turbines now turning and generating electricity for the port.”
Perry Glading, Chief Operating Officer for Forth Ports (owner of Port of Tilbury), said:
“This is a significant milestone for the Port of Tilbury, demonstrating our continued drive to achieve sustainable clean environmental solutions in what is a key strategic port for the South East of the UK.”