Vast £2 billion offshore windfarm you can see from beach at Skegness near completion

A massive windfarm you can spot while yourself in Skegness is in the final stages of development.

Known as Triton Knoll, the collection of 90 turbines will harness the bracing Skegness weather to gather the power to supply enough energy for 800,000 homes and it should all be finished by the spring.

After the final turbine was put up in September last year, the windfarm is undergoing a few final checks to make sure everything has been installed property, LincolnshireLive reports.

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Julian Garnsey, project director for Germany energy company RWE, which runs the windfarm, said it was a “nationally significant infrastructure project”.

He said: “The construction team has shown a huge amount of resilience in reaching this milestone.

“I want to thank our supply chain partners and all those that have worked so hard on our sites to keep the project on track, despite the many challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic.”

The turbine array is in the North Sea, 20 miles off Lincolnshire’s coast, and can be seen from the likes of Skegness, Mablethorpe, Chapel St Leonards and Ingoldmells which are popular with Leicestershire holidaymakers.

The turbine blades are 164m across and each rotation is capable of producing enough energy to power a home for 29 hours.

The wind farm is expected to make an important contribution to the UK’s energy system, generating sufficient energy to power 800,000 homes each year.

Triton Knoll is jointly owned by RWE and Japanese companies J-Power and Kansai Electric Power.

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