Full power reached at 54-MW Vattenfall wind farm in UK
Ray Wind Farm. Source: Vattenfall
The 54.4-MW Ray wind farm in England, owned by Vattenfall AB, is now fully operational, the Swedish state-owned utility said on Monday.
The 16-turbine facility in Northumberland is expected to generate enough electricity to supply over 30,000 local homes. It was constructed for a total cost of about GBP 90 million (USD 115m/EUR 103m) on time and on budget, Vattenfall’s head of business area wind Gunnar Groebler said.
Building works on the project were initiated in July 2015 with site preparation, which was undertaken by Scottish civil engineering firm RJ McLeod. The first of 16 Senvion 3.4M104 turbines started generating power in February. The park is exporting electricity to the National Grid.
Last month Vattenfall commenced operating at full power its 228-MW Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in Wales.
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