Dong Energy has generated first power at the 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm, situated off the coast of Cumbria, UK.
The electricity generated at the 659MW project is being supplied to the national grid.
The 87-turbine wind project will also include the installation of 47 Siemens Gamesa turbines. The wind farm will have a capacity to generate electricity that can be supplied to more than half a million UK homes.
According to Dong, Walney Extension will upsurge London Array to become the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm.
Walney Extension, which covers an area of up to 149km², includes wind turbines, foundations, inter array cables, offshore and onshore export cables within an export cable corridor and offshore and onshore substations that will connect the project to the National Grid.
The project is situated around 19km west-southwest from the Isle of Walney in Cumbria, 26km southwest from the Millom coast, 35km northwest from the Fleetwood and Blackpool coast and 31km southwest from the Isle of Man.