Dong Energy to build offshore wind farm in UK


Dong Energy to build offshore wind farm in UK

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Dong Energy, Denmark’s largest energy company, will be constructing a 660MW offshore wind farm located in the Irish Sea, almost 20km off the west coast of Britain.
 
The Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm will be larger than the London Array, which is currently the largest offshore wind farm in the world (at a 630MW capacity). Installation of the new project is expected to start in 2018.
 
When fully operational will produce enough electricity to power 230, 000 homes at a fixed price for consumers for the first 15 years with and all servicing equally between Siemens and Dong Energy for 5 years. The wind farm itself will be composed of 40, 8MW turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and 47, 7MW Siemens offshore wind turbines.
 
The Walney wind farm was given consent from the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change back in 2014. At the time, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey said:
 
“Another large wind farm is now closer to being built – and each one gives us more home-grown, clean and secure energy supplies.
 
This Government has worked tirelessly to rebalance the economy and create more green jobs. This project alone is expected to create 230 new jobs during the construction phase and many more opportunities throughout the UK economy.
 
Driving investment in energy has made us the top country in the world for investing in offshore wind.”
 
The Walney offshore wind project will contribute significantly to the UK’s goal of generating 20% of their energy from renewable sources by 2020.
 

Posted By Sally on November 2, 2015 | 0 Comment

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