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    € 171,801,626.39
    United Kingdom : € 171,801,626.39
    Energy : € 171,801,626.39
    Signature date(s)
    9/11/2011 : € 171,801,626.39

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    2 February 2010
    Signed | 09/11/2011
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    Thanet Offshore Windfarm
    Vattenfall AB
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    GBP 450 million
    GBP 900 million

    The project involves studies, design, construction and operation of a large-size offshore wind farm (300 MW) to be implemented within the North Sea 12-sm zone of Great Britain.

    It aims at enabling the UK to achieve its ambitious target of electricity consumption based on renewable energy sources in 2020.

    Environmental aspects

    By virtue of its technical characteristics the project is classified as an Annex II-project according to the EIA-Directive 85/337/EEC, as amended. National legislation requires a full EIA including public consultation for offshore wind farms. A comprehensive EIA was conducted including a detailed biodiversity assessment, covering marine and terrestrial habitat, mammals, birds, fish and benthic fauna. The approval was granted by the competent authority following extensive public consultation.

    The promoter is not subject to EU procurement directives (Utilities Directive 2004/17) for the purchase of the project’s equipment as the concession to build an offshore wind farm was granted following a competitive tender (Round 2) launched by the UK government.


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

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