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New wind farm boasts world first

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|13 September 2016|

UK

Record-breaking offshore wind farm will power a quarter of a million homes

The world’s largest offshore wind turbines are being installed by Dong Energy at a pioneering renewable energy project in England.

The Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay will use MHI Vestas 8MW turbines – which stand at 195m tall – the largest ever used. They will help generate 258MW of energy when completed, providing electricity to power over 230,000.

Claus Bøjle Møller, project director, said: “The installation of this world-first technology shows DONG Energy is really leading the way in offshore wind energy.

“By using bigger turbines we are able to bring down the cost of providing clean, renewable energy to homes around the UK.

“This positive milestone is a significant achievement for the project and we look forward to producing more green energy here in Liverpool Bay.”

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