The largest wind farm at sea Facts
British wind power at sea is considered the largest of its kind. Capacity of 367 megawatts, Walney wind farm off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness Tenet superior farm, generating up to 300 megawatts.
Walney is composed of two separate projects: Walney-1, which was completed in May 2011, and the newly built Walney 2. Construction of the second farm was completed in record time — 5 months and 13 days. Wind farm consists of 102 turbines Siemens capacity of 3.6 MW each, capable of producing enough electricity to provide more than 320 thousand families annually.
In the UK, the construction of a wind farm Walney is the first project funded by institutional investors (pension funds, mutual funds Ampere). According to new data from the total capacity of wind power in the country is enough for 3.3 million homes.
DONG company owns more than a third of all European wind farms at sea, providing about one gagivatta electricity. At present the company is working on a 400 megawatt power plant near the Danish coast, the construction of which must be met by the end of 2012.