in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

The 576 MW Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm, under construction about 12 km off the coast of North Wales, U.K., has officially begun generating and exporting electricity. According to RWE Innogy, 58 out of the project's total 160 wind turbines are already installed, with the first turbine now feeding electricity into the grid.

Gwynt y Mor represents a total investment of more than 2 billion euros, shared between RWE Innogy (60%); Stadtwerke Munchen (Munich Municipal Utilities) (30%); and Siemens (10%). Project completion is expected in late 2014.

“This is a remarkable day. Gwynt y Mor has celebrated a number of significant achievements within the industry throughout its construction to date, but this tops them all,” says Paul Coffey, chief operating officer of RWE Innogy. “We’ve gathered a lot of experience in the offshore sector in recent years which has helped us to deal with the challenges of increased water depths, unpredictable weather and increasing distances to shore. We're delighted to have reached this milestone and we are in great shape to achieve full operation in 2014.”




Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Setting The Record Straight: How Many Birds Do Wind Turbines Really Kill?

Several peer-reviewed studies are more or less in agreement with avian mortality rates caused by wind turbines. However, one study, which is wildly off from the others, is most often cited in the media. Why?


Six Takeaways From The IRS' Start Of Construction Guidance: What You Need To Know

The IRS recently issued guidance to wind developers to further spell out what "start of construction" means. Will you be covered?


Eagle Take Permits For Wind Farms - Will They Fly?

Now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued the first permit allowing the legal take of eagles, can wind developers expect more certainty in the agency's application process?


Despite 2013 Challenges, U.S. Wind Power Reaches All-Time Low Price

In a new report, the U.S. Department of Energy details the highs and lows of the country's wind industry last year, and the agency maintains that the U.S. sector remains strong.


Mexico On Pace To Set New Renewables Investment Record

A new report says the country has spent $1.3 billion on clean energy in the first half of 2014 and could end up seeing a record year. Furthermore, wind power is slated for significant growth in the region.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Tower Conference_id1965
UnitedEquip_id1995