Norway energy groups to build British wind farm

Norway energy groups to build British wind farm
The wind turbines will power over 400,000 homes. File photo: Dori/Wikicommons
Norwegian energy companies Statoil and Statkraft said Tuesday they will build an offshore wind farm in Britain with 67 turbines that will eventually power over 400,000 homes.

The groups will invest one billion pounds (€1.25 billion, $1.71 billion) in the Dudgeon project.

The wind turbines will be located 32 kilometres (20 miles) offshore, north of the town of Cromer in Norfolk, and will have a total capacity of 402 megawatts.

"This is in line with our commercial and stepwise approach to renewable energy development," Statoil executive vice president Eldar Saetre said in a statement.

Dudgeon is expected to power up around 410,000 homes by 2017.

The wind turbines themselves will be built by German company Siemens.

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