A proposed windfarm in Lincolnshire could result in an engineering and construction jobs boost as the project develops.
Energy company E.ON has said that it is installing a new anemometry mast at its Billingborough Fen site near Sleaford, which will allow wind speed data to be collected ahead of a suitable location being chosen.
Ahmed Mulla, E.ON's project developer at the site, said that the tests will help the company "to design the best possible layout for this location", with the mast due to be in position for two years.
"We intend to keep local people informed at every stage of the development. It's important that the local community feel a part of the project even at this early stage," he commented. Once installed, the mast will be approximately 50m high.
E.ON recently organised an open day at its Kingsnorth power station for community groups in Kent. As well as a tour of facility, attendees were given information about E.ON's future energy plans.