Monday, July 21, 2008

Giant Dong Pumps Up Wind Farm

Danish energy giant DONG has saved Port Ramsgate's bacon following Shell's recent withdrawal from the proposed £1.5bn fart farm off the Thanet coast, according to Kent Online. The firm has become 50/50 partners with German outfit E.ON after buying Shell's stake for an undisclosed sum. Construction work for almost 300 turbines is due to take place in our lovely, lovely port here in the Millionaires' Playground over the next three years.

Not very interesting really, but well worth it for the headline!

Click here to read full story in Kent Online

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not a lot of people know that!!

Anonymous said...

This is good news for Ramsgate. 800 jobs created in an environmentally sound, sustainable business. Go tell that to KIA or Ken Wills!

Save Kent! said...

I'm sure E.On's involvement has nothing at all to do with them wanting to build a 'clean' *cough* coal power station at Kingsnorth.

"Yes, I know we want to build this dirty coal thingy, but look! shiny, clean wind turbines!"

Ok. I'll forget that maybe it's an expensive greenwash exercise and just welcome the announcement for what it is.

Anonymous said...

Wonder how Turner would have reacted, and now we all have a great view of wind tubines. There are far much better places in the Uk to place them, but the sites are not near the national grid, and the energy Co's/Govt are not investing the money on the necessary infrastucture. Like Westwood, built without major public money spent on infrastucture.

Anonymous said...

Build nuclear power stations.

Anonymous said...

So its going to cost millions to build at public expense, a new harbour extension to get these thing out to sea.

They are only building them as they can get tax payers money.

Anonymous said...

I have heard they are not going to build them here now and the new £10m quay has been dropped. So will all the jobs be created in foreign ports now?

Any councillors out there who can enlighten us?

Anonymous said...

By the way I have a HUGE HUGE dong!