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Vattenfall’s sorry explanation

Windfarm and Shivering Sands forts

The man from Vattenfall didn’t sound pleased to hear from me at 4:30am this morning. But I was awake (guess why!) and it seemed like the right time to have a conversation with him about Vattenfall’s time-keeping and their disregard for residents. I had spoken to Melanie Rogers (07817 944 359), Vattenfall’s local Customer Relations person on Saturday night about …

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Windfarm noise affecting Whitstable and Herne Bay

People in Herne Bay and Whitstable were forced to put up with noise nuisance this weekend. Put upon neighbours took to Twitter to complain about the noise, believed to have been caused by work on the wind farm extension off the east Kent coast. Swedish energy company Vattenfall has begun construction on 15 new turbines in its Kentish Flats wind farm. …

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Windfarm extension work starts next week

Windfarm and Shivering Sands forts

Vattenfall is poised to start work on a £165m extension to the Kentish Flats offshore wind farm, which will see 15 new turbines installed off the Kent coast by the end of next year. The Swedish utility today confirmed it would start offshore construction work next week on the latest phase of the development, preparing the seabed to lay 30 …

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Increasing interest in Southend Airport

It seems that Stobart Group (owners of Southend Airport) are now starting to reap the benefits of their substantial investment in the airport. Unlike Infratil (owners of Manston Airport) they invested their own money, rather than seeking public subsidies.

While Infratil scrimped on monitoring equipment, and belatedly installed new radar only when co-funded by Vattenfall (the windfarm people), Stobart Group put their money where their mouth is and forked out for a new control tower, railway station, etc to the tune of £60m.

The upshot is that they have managed to snatch easyJet from Manston's jaws, and this may be a tipping point for both airports.

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Windfarm extension: Vattenfall says…

Kentish Flats Extension

Vattenfall has started a discussion and consultation with the local community, local authorities and statutory consultees regarding the extension of Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm. It would like to extend the 30-turbine scheme by between 10 and 17 turbines

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Windfarm extension: your opinion

The Vattenfall roadshow came to town, well the King’s Hall, to tell all-comers about the proposed extra turbines at the Kentish Flats windfarm, 5 miles off the Herne Bay coast. They lease the seabed from the Crown Estate, and their lease is measured in megawatts (MW) of electricity output. The proposed extension permits 51MW of production. If they install turbines …

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