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Third turbine makes diesel plant 100% wind powered

Ford Dagenham has built its third wind turbine in a bid to use clean electricity to power engine production at the Dagenham Diesel Centre.

One of the UK’s largest cranes was delivered to the site by four articulated trucks and required a 160-tonne crane to be assembled. It was then used to hoist the 82m-diameter windmill blades 80m into the air.

Chris Woolacott, Ford Dagenham Diesel Centre line manager, said: “The Ford Dagenham Diesel Centre is once again 100% wiind-powered. Ford’s plant building its lowest-CO2 diesel engines continues to be powered by renewable energy.”

Author: Andrew Brady

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