Dagenham wind turbines

The Dagenham wind turbines are two 85 m high Enercon E-70wind turbines located on the Dagenham estate of the Ford Motor Company in east London, England. The turbines were completed in April 2004. They are landmarks of the skyline and the first 'wind farm' to be built in London.

Planning and building

One turbine is located in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, (Turbine 1) the other in the Hornchurch Marshes area of the London Borough of Havering (Turbine 2). Planning consent was received from both boroughs. The Mayor of London gave approval for the project in August 2003.

The turbines were constructed by the Ecotricity green energy company. Planning consent was also given for a third 65 m high turbine (Turbine 3) in Havering, with a viewing platform which, as of 2007, has not been constructed. As of mid-2008, the planned operating date for the third wind turbine was by the first quarter of 2009.


The turbines are located 10 miles (16 km) east of the City of London at OS grid reference TQ492824 and TQ502818. They are 85 m high to the hub, have a rotor diameter of 70 m and a combined capacity of 3.6 MW. The total height to the top of the rotors is 120 m.



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