At 195m, a bit taller than two Big Bens (96m), the MHI Vestas 8MW turbines are the largest in the world, and this is the first time they have ever been used in an offshore wind farm.
Once completed, the 258MW wind farm will generate enough electricity to power over 230,000 UK homes.
Claus Bøjle Møller, Project Director at DONG Energy, said: “The installation of this world-first technology shows that DONG Energy is leading the way in offshore wind energy. By using bigger turbines, we’re able to bring down the cost of providing clean, renewable energy to homes around the UK. This first turbine is a significant achievement for the project, and we’re looking forward to producing the first green energy later this year.”
It is not the first time DONG Energy has pioneered new technology in this area. The project is being built alongside the existing Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm which itself was an innovative project for DONG Energy, as it was the first offshore wind farm to use the Siemens 3.6MW turbines now used widely across the industry.
When Burbo Bank Extension has been fully commissioned, expectedly in the first half of 2017, DONG Energy will have 18 offshore wind farms in production – 11 of these in the UK.
You might also like to read..
- Seafarers Win Commitment To Mandatory Internet Access In International Law
- ABS-Approved Sterntube-Less Ship Concept To Save Shipowners Thousands While Keeping Oceans Clean
- Top 12 Tanker Shipping Companies in the World
- NYK’s First Chief Engineers Successfully Complete NTMA And Internal Training Program
- One Of World’s Largest 24,000TEU Ultra Large Container Carriers Undocked In Shanghai
- Seafarers’ Unions Agree On New Three-Year Global Minimum Wage ‘Safety Net’ Deal
- Russian Navy Open Fires At Cargo Ship Sailing Towards Mariupol Port
- Methane Leak From LNG Powered Cargo Ship Caught In Infrared Camera
- 4 Filipino Seafarers Arrested In Australia For Reportedly Importing Cocaine