Walney Extension, 659 MW, spans an area the size of 20,000 football pitches provides enough to power the equivalent of 590,000 homes.
Matthew Wright, UK managing director: “It’s another benchmark in terms of the scale. This – bigger turbines, with fewer positions and a bit further out – is really the shape of projects going forward.”
“A hard Brexit or a last-minute no deal is probably the thing that would cause a problem in terms of supply chains and movement of goods and people,” he said.
Offshore windfarms provide nearly a tenth of the UK’s electricity.
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