Retirement: World's Oldest Offshore Wind Farm Is Being Decommissioned

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DONG Energy is decommissioning the world's oldest offshore wind farm located in Denmark. It was connected to the grid 25 years ago.
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The world's first offshore wind farm is retiring

Official Press Release DONG Energy:

DONG Energy has decided to retire “Vindeby”, the world’s first offshore wind farm, which 25 years ago marked the birth of the offshore wind industry.

Today, offshore wind is a recognised and proven renewable energy technology, and the offshore wind turbines harvest the energy from the wind, transforming it into green power for millions of households. But it is actually only some 25 years ago that the world's first offshore wind farm was constructed close to shore in the low waters off Vindeby near Lolland in the south east of Denmark. Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm, consisting of 11 offshore wind turbines, was connected to the grid in 1991. After more than 25 years of service,... ... More: Official Press Release DONG Energy

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