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Offshore windfarm 'not economically feasible' for Isle of Man

Orsted and IoM Government finalising proposals for site to serve UK market

Building an offshore wind farm to serve the Isle of Man isn't a feasible economic proposition.

That's from Chief Minister Alfred Cannan as the government continues discussions with Danish energy firm Orsted.

Mr Cannan has confirmed Orsted's current proposals for a wind farm off the Island's coast would mainly serve the UK market, with Treasury still needing to finalise taxation and royalties.

He says such a facility to generate energy for the Island isn't financially viable:

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