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Associated British Ports Reveals Plan for £3m Newport Wind Turbine

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Second turbine the latest in a series of renewable energy investments from port operator

Associated British Ports (ABP) has confirmed it is to invest £3m in a second 2.3MW wind turbine at the Port of Newport in South Wales.

The company announced yesterday that work has already started on the foundation for the new turbine, which is due to be fully operational by autumn this year allowing ABP to further curb its carbon emissions at the site.

“ABP is fully committed to investing in renewable energy projects and we are continually reviewing how we can better incorporate sustainable practices and renewable energy technology into our port operations,” said Ralph Windeatt, head of commercial at ABP South Wales, in a statement.

“The development of a second wind turbine at the Port of Newport clearly demonstrates this commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and through these investments we are moving towards becoming self-sufficient for our own day-to-day operational electricity needs.”

SOURCE: businessgreen.com