LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) - The British government has turned down an application by Vattenfall to build an extension to its Thanet offshore wind farm, citing potential navigational risks.
Vattenfall applied to build an offshore wind power station of up to 340 megawatts as an extension to the existing Thanet offshore wind farm in waters next to the entrance to the Thames estuary in Kent.
The decision can be challenged by judicial review. A claim for this must be made within six weeks. (Reporting by Nina Chestney Editing by David Goodman )
The region’s most prominent energy, marine and environmental science research centres together with regional business, are partnering on a new collaborative bid which will further enhance East Anglia as a clean energy powerhouse for the UK and promote economic and environmental sustainability.
The Modular Offshore Grid (MOG), is Belgium company Elia's first power hub in the North Sea. The switching platform is 40 km off the coast. By the end of 2020, it will combine electricity generated by four offshore wind farms (Rentel, Seastar, Mermaid and Northwester 2) for onward transmission to the mainland. This is more efficient than transmitting the power via individual cables and improves security of supply.