Tuesday 26 May 2015

Yorkshire offshore wind farm achieves full power

Yorkshire offshore wind farm achieves full power

The Westermost Rough offshore wind farm has achieved full power output.

The project, located eight kilometres off the Yorkshire coast, is a partnership between Danish company DONG Energy, Japanese firm Marubeni Corporation and the UK Green Investment Bank.

It has 35 turbines of 6MW capacity each which in total generates 210MW of electricity – enough to power around 150,000 homes.

Duncan Clark, Programme Director for Westermost Rough at DONG Energy said: "Westermost Rough achieving full power output is a hugely significant moment for the project.

"The focus for Westermost Rough now is to safely finish final testing and ensure that the entire facility is handed over to the operations team in top condition, so that clean, green energy can continue to be delivered to the UK grid for the expected life of up to 25 years."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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