New World Record: Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens Today

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Walney Extension, located in the Irish Sea, opens today.

Official Press Release Ørsted:

The world's largest offshore wind farm opens today

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The world's largest offshore wind farm opens today

The world’s largest operational offshore wind farm, Walney Extension, will be officially opened today at a ceremony in Barrow in the north-west of England. Walney Extension, which is owned by Ørsted and its partners PFA and PKA, is the first project to use wind turbines from two different manufacturers.

The 659MW project, owned by Ørsted (50%) and its partners, the Danish pension funds PKA (25%) and PFA (25%), leapfrogs London Array to become the world’s largest operational wind farm. Walney Extension’s 87 wind turbines can generate 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... ... More: Official Press Release Ørsted

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