Friday, November 7, 2014

Massive 660 MW Walney Offshore Wind Farm Extension Approved

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November 7th, 2014 by 

The UK Government has just approved the Walney Extension offshore wind farm, an extension of the existing 367 MW Walney Offshore Wind Farm, which could add another 660 MW — and up to 750 MW — making it one of the largest offshore wind farms, and perhaps tripling its capacity.
Developer DONG Energy and the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) made the announcement late Thursday. The Walney Offshore Wind Farm is located off the Cumbrian coast.
“Another large wind farm is now closer to being built – and each one gives us more home-grown, clean and secure energy supplies,” said Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Edward Davey.
“This Government has worked tirelessly to rebalance the economy and create more green jobs. This project alone is expected to create 230 new jobs during the construction phase and many more opportunities throughout the UK economy,” adding that “driving investment in energy has made us the top country in the world for investing in offshore wind.”
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