Dagenham wind turbines

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Dagenham Wind Farm
Dagenham turbine 1 and fords.jpg
Dagenham wind turbines is located in England
Dagenham wind turbines
Location of Dagenham Wind Farm
Country England
Location Dagenham, London
Coordinates 51°31′19″N 0°9′4″E / 51.52194°N 0.15111°E / 51.52194; 0.15111Coordinates: 51°31′19″N 0°9′4″E / 51.52194°N 0.15111°E / 51.52194; 0.15111
Commission date 2004
Owner(s) Ford Motor Company
Power generation
Primary fuel Wind
Units operational 3 Enercon turbines
Nameplate capacity 5.9 MW

The Dagenham wind turbines are two 85 m high Enercon E-66 and one E-82[1] wind turbines located on the Dagenham estate of the Ford Motor Company in East London, England.[2] The first two turbines were completed in April 2004 and the third was installed in 2011.[3] They are landmarks of the skyline and the first 'wind farm' to be built in London.[4]

Planning and building[edit]

One turbine is located in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, (Turbine 1)[5] the second in the Hornchurch Marshes area of the London Borough of Havering (Turbine 2).[5] Planning consent was received from both boroughs.[6] The Mayor of London gave approval for the project in August 2003.[7]

The turbines were constructed by the Ecotricity green energy company.[2] Planning consent was also given for a third 65 m high turbine (Turbine 3)[5] in Havering, with a viewing platform which was not constructed.[6][7] The planned operating date for the third wind turbine was by the first quarter of 2009,[1] and it was eventually installed in 2011.[3]

Specifications[edit]

The turbines are located 10 miles (16 km) east of the City of London at OS grid reference TQ492824 and TQ502818. They are 85 m high to the hub, have a rotor diameter of 70 m and a combined capacity of 5.9 MW. The total height to the top of the rotors is 120 m.[5]

Location[edit]

Point Coordinates
(links to map & photo sources)
Notes
Turbine 1 51°31′19″N 0°09′04″E / 51.5220°N 0.1510°E / 51.5220; 0.1510 (Turbine 1) 1.8 MW
Turbine 2 51°30′58″N 0°09′53″E / 51.5160°N 0.1648°E / 51.5160; 0.1648 (Turbine 2) 1.8 MW
Turbine 3 2.3MW


Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Third Turbine To Support Ford Plant". 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  2. ^ a b Ecotricity - Ford Dagenham, London
  3. ^ a b http://www.ford.co.uk/experience-ford/AboutFord/News/CompanyNews/2011/TurbineGreenPower
  4. ^ Thames Gateway London Partnership Re:new - Power for Change. September 2004.
  5. ^ a b c d Greater London Authority - Wind Turbines, Ford Estate, Dagenham planning application. 4 June 2003.
  6. ^ a b BBC News - Huge wind turbines win approval. 27 August 2003.
  7. ^ a b Mayor of London - The Mayor's planning decisions - meeting date 4 June 2003.