East Anglia One offshore wind farm generates 1st power

ScottishPower Renewables celebrates first turbine being installed for East Anglia One windfarm. Image by: ScottishPower Renewables

September 12 (Renewables Now) - The first of 102 turbines at the site of the 714-MW East Anglia One offshore wind farm project in the UK waters has already started generating power.

The first machine supplied electricity to a substation located in the village of Burstall in Suffolk.

Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE), the project’s majority owner, said Thursday its UK unit ScottishPower Renewables had installed 25 wind turbines throughout the summer and will be gradually connecting them to the local grid.

The East Anglia One wind park will be equipped with 102 Siemens Gamesa turbines, each of 7 MW, scattered across 300 square kilometres (115.8 sq miles) some 50 kilometres off the coast of the Suffolk county.

Full commissioning is due to take place next year.

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