UK's Navitus Bay offshore project cuts 115 wind turbines

The developer of the Navitus Bay offshore wind farm off southern England has unveiled a revised plan that slashes the number of turbines and shifts the project further out to sea.

Navitus Bay will now employ a maximum of 218 turbines compared to the 333 originally foreseen, and will move its near-shore boundary 3km further from the Dorset towns of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

The project’s maximum capacity will fall to 1.1GW from 1.2GW.

A statement from the developer says: “Navitus Bay has narrowed the size of turbine options being considered, meaning that fewer would be built.

“This also means that the largest turbines will now be smaller than previously proposed, with a maximum height of 200 metres rather than 210.”

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