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Analysis: Why did RWE decide to drop Atlantic Array?

UK: RWE killed off its involvement in the 1.2GW Atlantic Array offshore wind farm in the Bristol Channel, western England, on 26 November after spending five years and an estimated £13 million (EUR 15.6 million) on the project.

RWE has dropped its plans for Atlantic Array
RWE has dropped its plans for Atlantic Array

The German utility said it made the decision after recognising the "significant technical challenges specific to the zone" and comparing it with the viability of other its UK offshore projects. In short, the company has other projects it is working on that are easier to complete and do not require technology beyond the current crop of turbines and foundations being tested at the moment.

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