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Ford goes green with wind power

FORD is turning to wind power to help build its new diesel engines in Dagenham.

Two 120 metre-high wind turbines, the blades for which were put in place last week, will power the Dagenham Diesel Centre. The turbines will generate annual emissions savings of 5,762 tonnes of CO2, 67 tonnes of sulphur dioxide and 20 tonnes of nitrogen oxide at the plant, which builds the Ford-PSA 2.7-litre V6 common rail diesel.

Ford of Britain chairman Roger Putnam said: 'Ford's wind turbines will change the Dagenham and East London skyline forever. Thousands of tonnes of power station emissions are saved by switching our electricity source to wind power.'

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