Ford Dagenham is installing a larger, more powerful third wind turbine, adding to the two turbines already on site.
This new addition will double the annual CO2 saving from 2,500 to 5,000 tonnes per year.
The turbines on the Ford Dagenham estate convert wind energy into electricity to power production in the Dagenham Diesel Centre (DDC).
Increased output at the DDC required the installation of a third turbine to remain 100% wind powered by wind-generated electricity.
Currently, the two turbines generate 5.92 million units of electricity per year – the equivalent of powering 1,794 homes.
With the addition of the third turbine, the amount of electricity generated reaches 11.4 million units per year – enough to power twice the number of homes.
Ground work and foundation construction began in May to enable the third turbine to be up and running by the end of the summer.