Dagenham wind turbines
|Dagenham Wind Farm|
Location of Dagenham Wind Farm in England
|Owner(s)||Ford Motor Company|
|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 wind turbines located on the Dagenham estate of the Ford Motor Company in East London, England. The first two turbines were completed in April 2004 and the third was installed in 2011. They are landmarks of the skyline and the first 'wind farm' to be built in London.
Planning and building
One turbine is located in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, (Turbine 1) the second in the Hornchurch Marshes area of the London Borough of Havering (Turbine 2). Planning consent was received from both boroughs. The Mayor of London gave approval for the project in August 2003.
The turbines were constructed by the Ecotricity green energy company. Planning consent was also given for a third 65 m high turbine (Turbine 3) in Havering, with a viewing platform which was not constructed. The planned operating date for the third wind turbine was by the first quarter of 2009, and it was eventually installed in 2011.
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.
(links to map & photo sources)
|Turbine 1||1.8 MW|
|Turbine 2||1.8 MW|
A Ford Mondeo before one of the turbines
- "Third Turbine To Support Ford Plant". 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
- Ecotricity - Ford Dagenham, London
- Thames Gateway London Partnership Re:new - Power for Change. September 2004.
- Greater London Authority - Wind Turbines, Ford Estate, Dagenham planning application. 4 June 2003.
- BBC News - Huge wind turbines win approval. 27 August 2003.
- Mayor of London - The Mayor's planning decisions - meeting date 4 June 2003.