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Danish Dong generates first power at Walney Extension wind farm
- The wind farm will be capable of generating enough clean energy to meet the annual electricity demands of more than half a million the U.K. homes

Dong Energy's Walney Extension offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Cumbria in the U.K., generated electricity for the first time on Monday, the company said.

Dong said that another Danish company Vestas installed the first turbines and power is now being exported to the national grid, marking an important milestone for the 659 megawatts project.

A further 47 Siemens Gamesa turbines will complete the 87 turbine wind farm, which will be capable of generating enough clean energy to meet the annual electricity demands of more than half a million the U.K. homes.

"Exporting first power to the grid on schedule is the culmination of extensive onshore and offshore works and is testament to the hard work of everyone involved. In general, construction is progressing well to bring this record-breaking project online," said Andrew Cotterell, Walney Extension Programme Director at Dong Energy.

By Murat Temizer

Anadolu Agency

energy@aa.com.tr

04 Sep,2017
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