DONG Energy and Scottish Power Renewables are planning an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.
When completed, the West of Duddon Sands farm is expected to power the equivalent of 300,000 homes, with over a hundred Siemens 3.6MW turbines.
A 50/50 partnership between Scottish Power’s renewables arm and the Danish-founded energy company, it will cost £1.6 billion to construct, including the offshore transmission network.
It will be DONG Energy’s ninth wind offshore wind farm in the UK, and the first offshore wind project to be commissioned by Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power Renewables.
Keith Anderson, CEO of the renewables company said it marked the start of their “extensive” investment programme in the sector.