Plans for 3.2 MW wind turbine in England

SLP Energy is applying to build what it says will be the world's largest wind turbine at Lowestoft in Suffolk. The machine is to be a prototype 3.2 MW turbine developed for use in offshore wind farms. The aim is to give SLP experience of the technology. According to SLP's Megan Arnold, the make of turbine has not yet been decided. The company is a subsidiary of Lowestoft based SLP Engineering which has 30 years' experience in designing and building offshore oil and gas platforms. It is one of a burgeoning number of UK companies which hopes to transfer its oil and gas experience to the emerging offshore wind sector. The company will be bidding for project design and construction work in the first round of proposed UK offshore wind farms, says Arnold. It has supplied meteorological masts to three of the proposed projects.