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Mar 12, 2017

Denmark, Germany, Netherlands want to create ‘artificial power island’

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Three western European countries have revealed plans to build a giant artificial island in the middle of the North Sea where wind farms would create power for 80 million people.

The sandbank Dogger Bank, 100 kilometres off the east coast of England, is the mooted location for the groundbreaking ‘power island’ which would have its own runway and harbour.

The North Sea area has a relatively low altitude and receives a high amount of wind, making it the ideal location for the green power hub, according to transmission system operators Energinet.dk in Denmark and TenneT in Germany and the Netherlands.

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