Sep 10, 2018

World’s largest offshore wind farm Walney Extension swings into action for energy

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The world’s largest offshore windfarm has officially opened. The project commanding the Numero Uno status is the Walney Extension. An official inauguration was marked as September 6, and it now means that the Walney Extension overtakes the London Array as the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

How large? Stats say the farm, located in the Irish Sea off the Walney Island coast in Cumbria, covers an area of around 145 sq km (55 square miles). Project watchers are talking electricity for nearly 600,000 UK homes. It’s especially being touted as having been built on time and on budget.

It’s also being described as a “659-megawatt .” The Danish company Orsted, PKA and PFA are the names behind this project.

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