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Electricity has been generated for the first time from the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, which is being developed by ScottishPower Renewables and DONG Energy in the Irish Sea.

According to the companies, engineers have now installed 42 of the 108 Siemens turbines that will make up the overall project. The commissioning process is under way, and power from four turbines is now being exported to the national grid.

Once completed later this year, the wind farm will be capable of generating up to 389 MW of electricity.

“First power is a significant point to reach on a project, and it’s an ideal beginning to an exciting year for West of Duddon Sands,” says Benj Sykes, U.K. country manager at DONG Energy’s wind business.




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