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well the faq states:
Q43. How much do you anticipate it will cost to develop a fully operational offshore wind farm?
A43. The full development would cost in the region of £1 billion.

The two turbine cost is £35mil - the 162 (actually 163 is the asci code for the pound symbol , which might have crept in when the diary was transfered to the front page...

When I asked my colegues about the future they were very cautious. as described in q44:

Q44. How confident are you that the commercial project will go ahead?
A44. The commercial project depends on many things including the future price of electricity and the performance and learning associated with the Demonstrator Project. It is impossible at this stage to give any definitive answer, but it certainly should not be regarded as an inevitability.
by PeWi on Wed Jul 18th, 2007 at 07:27:30 AM EST
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two further notes

I edited the diary to correct the error with the asci code

the other thing I have not mentioned is of course, that one of the other reasons, why this is being build where it is, means it is not visible from the coast (further than 15km away) and unlike the situation with Jeromes project cannot be built on a sandbank, but needs the seafloor, a (I would suggest - but really haven't got a clue as to what I saying) far more likely scenario at that distance to a shore.

Maybe Jerome could give some indication as to what the overall cost of his project is coming to?

by PeWi on Wed Jul 18th, 2007 at 07:39:06 AM EST
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