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15 December 2011, 18:11
Energy firm E.ON has revealed details of its Humber Gateway wind farm, saying it will consist of 73 turbines that will generate enough electricity to power up to 170,000 homes.
The wind farm will be located off the East Yorkshire coast, just north of the mouth of the River Humber, with the project planned to be completed in spring 2015.
Chief executive Dr Tony Cocker said: "This isn't just an important announcement for E.ON, but is also a significant announcement for the UK.
"Increasing the proportion of electricity we generate from low-carbon, renewable sources is a vital part of meeting the energy challenges we all face.''
Prime Minister David Cameron said: "I welcome E.ON's significant investment, which is a vote of confidence in renewable energy and in the UK market.
"It will create 1,000 jobs in the next few years, spearhead development of the UK's fast growing offshore wind supply chain and strengthen links between the UK and Germany in renewables and the grid.''