Ford's UK Dagenham Plant to Get Third Wind Turbine

Ford’s UK diesel engine plant located in Dagenham, east of London, will receive a third wind turbine. This will be installed on the eastern edge of the production site, as reports.

The turbine has three blades and measures 120m in height. The decision to install it was based on the intention to maintain the plant’s eco energy supply. Planning permission for it was obtained in 2009.

The two other already-installed turbines (one on each side of the estate) are 85m high, and offer electricity for the Dagenham Diesel Centre which produces eco-friendly(er) engines. The Mayor of London approved this project in August 2003. The factory makes 1.4 and 1.6 liter turbocharged diesel units and its output saw a 3 percent increase in 2009.

The two turbines have a total output of 6.7 million kilowatt hours green electricity. Thus, the emission of 6,500 tones of CO2 is being spared annually since 2004, when they were first installed. That is the equivalent of the CO2 produced by 1,000 Ford Fiestas covering 59,000 km (37,000 miles) each, per year.

In 2007, a 3rd 65m high turbine was supposed to be introduced (the planning consent for it had already been given) but the project was dropped.

According to the aforementioned source, the new turbine will increase the eco electricity supply by 70% to 11.5 million kilowatt hours.

So, through the use of adequate infrastructure, green cars can be produced in a green way. This is all very good, but when we have to make a sentence with the words "Ford" and "Green", the only think which we can focus on is the lunatic Focus RS.
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