Full speed ahead for world’s largest wind farm – in UK

The world’s largest wind farm is now fully operational off the coast of Cumbria. All 102 turbines of the Walney Offshore Windfarm are now delivering electricity into the UK’s grid. Made up of two projects, Walney 1 and 2, the wind farm has a total capacity of 367MW – enough to supply up to 320,000 […]

Turbines will bring 90,000 British jobs, says trade body chief

Wind turbines will bring 90,000 jobs to Britain by 2021, says RenewableUK. The trade body’s optimism for the future of the offshore wind sector comes as Energy Secretary Ed Davey today opened the world’s largest offshore wind farm near Cumbria. Maria McCaffery, RenewableUK’s chief executive said at the Walney wind farm opening: “The inauguration of […]

Davey opens world’s largest offshore windfarm

Ed Davey today opened the world’s biggest offshore windfarm near Walney in Cumbria which has 102 turbines. The £1billion farm is owned by DONG Energy, energy supplier SSE and dutch-owned consortium OPW. The new Energy Secretary said: “Opening Walney during my first week in office lets me underline my commitment to continuing the Coalition’s work […]

UK wind farms generate first electricity

Two new UK wind farms have generated electricity for the first time. Greater Gabbard, 23km off the Suffolk coast, and Walney, 15km west of Barrow-in-Furness, both reached the milestone on Friday. Greater Gabbard is owned and developed by Scottish & Southern Energy and RWE npower renewables, the UK subsidiary of RWE Innogy. Three turbines kicked […]