Ørsted opens world’s largest offshore windfarm off Cumbria: “the shape of projects going forward”

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.

Image: screenshot from Guardian video

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