Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall AB said on Saturday it has generated first power at the 49.5-MW Kentish Flats Extension wind farm off the coast of southeastern England.
Of the 15 Vestas wind turbines, two are now producing electricity, the company said on its website, adding that the remaining machines will follow shortly after. The two operating turbines are located at the southeastern corner of the offshore wind park.
Foundations work at the site started on May 2. The total cost of the project, which is an extension to the existing 90-MW Kentish Flats wind farm, is estimated at over GBP 150 million (USD 231m/EUR 206m).