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Walney 3 delivers first power

Dong Energy's 659MW Irish Sea wind farm begins exporting electricity

Walney 3 delivers first power image

Dong Energy has notched first power from its under-construction 659MW Walney 3 wind farm in the Irish Sea.

The first of 40 MHI Vestas V164-8.0MW turbines (pictured) have begun exporting to the National Grid, the Danish company said. A further 47 Siemens Gamesa 7MW machines will complete the project.

Installation of the former turbines is ongoing at the project with Seajacks tackling the job.

Walney 3 programme director Anderw Cotterell said construction, which is being co-ordinated from Barrow, “is progressing well”.

Image: Dong

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