World’s largest wind farm is now fully operational
Walney Wind Farm, claimed to be the world's largest operational offshore wind farm with 102 turbines, is now in full working order, it was announced today by SSE, one of the companies behind the development.
Located off the Cumbrian coast, the £1 billion wind farm has a total capacity of 367.2 MW, of which SSE’s share is 92MW, delivering around 1GWhr per day.
SSE’s Managing Director, Renewables, Jim Smith commented: “Walney is a great example of how much offshore wind has matured as an industry in a relatively short time, and will provide a significant contribution to the UK government’s CO2 reduction targets and fuel security ambitions.”
Officially opened in February this year by Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, the wind farm development has been handled by Walney (UK) Offshore Windfarms Limited, a partnership between SSE and Dong Energy.