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Re: Wind Power
« Reply #255 on: September 09, 2018, 12:08:12 pm »


World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in Irish Sea… And It’s HUGE 👀

September 6, 2018 by Bloomberg

The 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm has 87 wind turbines capable of generating enough green energy to power almost 600,000 UK homes. walney extension world's largest offshore wind farm Photo: Orsted

By Jeremy Hodges (Bloomberg) — Orsted A/S unveiled the world’s largest offshore wind farm, an 87-turbine complex in the Irish Sea covering an area more than double the size of Manhattan.

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The Walney Extension off the coast of northwest England has a generating capacity of 659 megawatts and is capable of powering 590,000 homes, according to Danish company Orsted, the world’s biggest developer of offshore wind farms.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA provided the turbines for the project that began construction in August 2015. The Vestas 8-megawatt turbines stand 195 meters tall while the 7-megawatt version by Siemens is 154 meters from sea level to blade tip.

Full article:

https://gcaptain.com/worlds-largest-offshore-wind-farm-opens-in-irish-sea-and-its-huge/

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