British energy company Centrica has applied for government consent to build a 500 MW offshore wind farm off the east coast of England. Known as Docking Shoal, the project is to consists of 166 wind turbines 14 kilometres off Wells-next-the-Sea in north Norfolk. The site covers an area of 75 square kilometres in water depths of between three to 14 metres. Centrica's latest application comes as the firm is commissioning its 180 MW wind farm further up the coast at Lynn and Inner Dowsing off Lincolnshire. It also recently gained consent for its 250 MW Lincs offshore wind farm, also off Lincolnshire.