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Walney Two offshore wind farm begins electricity generation

Walney Two offshore wind farm began generating electricity today 15km off the coast of Walney Island, near Barrow in Furness in Cumbria.

Danish energy firm Dong Energy has constructed the 367MW, 51 turbine wind farm. Walney One wind farm became fully operational in May, with full power due from Walney Two by the end of the year.

Construction of the wind farm included foundations, turbines, export and array cables, offshore substations and onshore connection to grid. Each turbine has a capacity of 3.6MW, with a rotor diameter of 107m for Walney One and 120m for Walney Two, with a maximum tip height of 150m from sea level to blade tip.

The wind farm is 50.1% owned by Dong Energy, with energy firm Scottish and Southern Energy holding a 25.1% stake and Danish pension fund backed firm OPW owning the remaining 24.8%.

Readers' comments (1)

  • This is misleading, due to sloppy editing. The following is taken from the Dong website:

    "The two wind farms each comprises 51 turbines with a total capacity of 367.2MW. The development includes foundations, turbines, export- and array cables, offshore substations and onshore connection to grid. The capacity of each turbine is 3.6MW, and the rotor diameter of the turbines is 107m for Walney 1 and 120m for Walney 2, with a maximum height of 150m from sea level to blade tip."

    Don't you do 'sanity checks' on your reporting? Since when could 51 turbines generate 367 MW?

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