Olympic medalist will help open windfarm

STEPHEN PULLINGER Double Olympic sailing gold medallist Shirley Robertson is to help with the official opening of E.ON UK's Scroby Sands offshore windfarm.

STEPHEN PULLINGER

Double Olympic sailing gold medallist Shirley Robertson is to help with the official opening of E.ON UK's Scroby Sands offshore windfarm.

Miss Robertson, who is the only British woman to win gold at successive Olympics, will be joining forces with E.ON UK chief executive Paul Golby at the ceremony on March 22.

The event takes place at Caister Lifeboat Station between 10am and 3pm, with the official opening at 1pm.


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Dr Golby said: "It's taken a lot of hard work and a lot of support from local people to get to this stage.

"We're delighted to have Shirley helping us open the windfarm, especially as she helps highlight the link between wind, water and power generation."

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During the course of the opening, E.ON UK will be asking Miss Robertson to present £10,000 to Caister Lifeboat Appeal.

The Dutch Valentijn-class vessel – Britain's only jet-powered offshore lifeboat – was launched last summer, but the £800,000 appeal is still running.

Once the ceremony is over, attention will move to Yarmouth seafront between the Sea Life Centre and Marina Centre, where a free fireworks display is planned for 8pm.

Work on the windfarm, which can produce enough green energy for 41,000 homes, was completed in December.

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