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British Centrica applies for consent to Race Bank 120 MW

British energy company Centrica has lodged its latest application to build an offshore wind farm in the greater Wash off England's east coast. Race Bank would be the company's largest offshore project -- and the furthest from the coast. If it gets the go-ahead, between 88 and 206 turbines with a combined capacity of 620 MW and three offshore substations would be built 16.8 miles from the north Norfolk coast and 17.4 miles from the Lincolnshire coast. Water depths range between four and 22 metres. Race Bank is Centrica's third large project in the greater Wash strategic development area. Just two months earlier it applied for consent to build the 500 MW Docking Shoal project, eight miles off Norfolk, and in October was granted consent to build the 250 MW Lincs project. Meantime, it is in the final commissioning stages of its 180 MW Lynn and Inner Dowsing project off Lincolnshire.

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