All Turbines at Kentish Flats Extension Up & Running
All 15 turbines at Vattenfall’s Kentish Flats Extension offshore wind farm are now generating power to the National Grid. The final turbine was put to operation on September 12.
The turbines will now go through a series of tests and then be handed over to the Operations and Maintenance team.
Matthew Green, Vattenfall’s Project Manager for the Kentish Flats Extension (KFE), said: “It’s a little over two weeks since we generated power and exported to the grid from the very first turbine; now all 15 MHI Vestas turbines are generating low carbon power. To achieve full power so quickly and to do it safely is a strong performance from all of the technicians and engineers involved.”
Vattenfall generated first power from KFE on 29 August and two weeks later, at around 5pm on Saturday 12 September, all 15 turbines were up and running.
The offshore construction of KFE started in May this year, 8km off Herne Bay and Whitstable on the Kent coast. The wind farm is on course for completion this autumn.
Over a twelve month period, KFE is expected to generate enough power to meet the equivalent annual electricity demand of around 35,000 UK households.