Offshore wind farm construction begins in Irish Sea

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From New Energy Focus… Offshore construction has begun of a a new 150MW wind farm off of Barrow-in-Furness in the Irish Sea.

The development by a Swedish company will see 30 5MW turbines installed across a 8.7km square area.

Work had already started on the shore construction – quayside facilities and a new control room etc last autumn – the whole ‘field’ is set to be operational by 2011

The developers – Vattenfall are currently constructing nine wind farms, 3 of them in the UK with a 300MW development at Thanet Wind Farm and and a 41MW onshore farm on the Isle of Skye, forming part of a worldwide £1.7 billion investment.

Vattenfall has said it will seek to use local facilities and personnel during construction, commissioning and beyond.

Read the full article at New Energy Focus by clicking here.

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