World’s Biggest Offshore Windfarm Opens in Irish Sea Wind turbines stand in the Irish Sea (Photo Credit: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images).
Radhakrishna N S
The world’s largest offshore wind farm, Walney Extension has been officially opened in the Irish Sea, amid concerns that Brexit could raise costs for upcoming projects. Walney Extension’s 87 turbines are capable of generating enough green energy to power almost 600,000 UK homes. Covering an area of 145km2 in the Irish Sea, the project becomes Ørsted’s 11th operational offshore wind farm in the UK. Utilising the latest technology from two of the world’s leading turbine manufacturers, Walney Extension features 47 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines and a further 40 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines-with blades manufactured in the UK. The project has worked with key suppliers from…
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