Dong's 210-MW Westermost Rough wind farm off UK reaches full power
Offshore wind turbines. Featured Image: Teun van den Dries/Shutterstock.com
Danish utility Dong Energy A/S said today its 210-MW Westermost Rough offshore wind farm off the east coast of the UK has achieved full power output.
The power plant consists of 35 turbines and is expected to produce enough electricity to power more than 150,000 UK homes. It is the first offshore wind farm to use the Siemens 6-MW turbine. Dong announced the installation of the final turbine at the site at the end of March. Work will now focus on completing final testing and handing over the facility to the operations team, according to the statement. The wind farm will be operated and maintained from the Royal Dock in Grimsby.
Dong owns 50% of the Westermost Rough wind park, while Japan's Marubeni Corp and the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) own the rest equally.
Last week, the Danish company said it has reached 3,000 MW of installed offshore wind capacity, about half of it in the UK. It aims to construct 6,500 MW of offshore wind farms by the end of the decade.