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Dong Energy's Walney 1 wind farm begins producing electricity

UK: The first turbines at Dong Energy’s Walney 1 offshore wind farm off the coast of Cumbria have started producing electricity.

Siemens SWT 107 3.6MW turbine will be used on the wind farm
Siemens SWT 107 3.6MW turbine will be used on the wind farm

The wind farm will eventually consist of 51 Siemens SWT-3.6-107 turbines. When fully operational the Walney 1 and 2 wind farms will have a capacity of 367.2MW.

All the turbines have now been installed at Walney 1 and will be commissioned over the coming months.

Walney 2, with 51 Siemens SWT-3.6-120 turbines, will begin installation in March and is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year.

The project is owned by Dong Energy, Scottish & Southern Energy and a consortium of PGGM and Dutch Ampère Equity Fund.

Macquarie Capital won the bid to operate transmission links to the farms in August.

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