210MW UK offshore wind farm open

A new 210MW wind farm located off the Holderness coast in the North Sea has officially been opened. The Westermost Rough project is expected to generate enough electricity to power […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A new 210MW wind farm located off the Holderness coast in the North Sea has officially been opened.

The Westermost Rough project is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 150,000 homes.

It is said to be the first offshore wind farm in the world to commercially use Siemens’ 75-metre turbines, which have a capacity of 6MW each.

The project is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50%) and its partners UK Green Investment Bank (25%) and Marubeni Corporation (25%).

Shaun Kingsbury, Chief Executive UK Green Investment Bank said: “Westermost Rough is a pioneering project that has helped advance the offshore wind sector across the world by utilising new technology for the first time, increasing performance levels while decreasing costs.”