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DONG Energy to build world's biggest offshore wind farm off Cumbria

Staff writer |
DONG Energy will construct the 660MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea, approximately 19 kilometres off the coast of Cumbria.

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The final investment decision has been taken after securing all necessary consents from relevant authorities, completing site assessments and having signed the majority of the contracts for supply and installation to build the project.

Walney Extension is expected to be fully commissioned in 2018, at which time it will be the biggest offshore wind farm in the world, surpassing the 630MW London Array Offshore Wind Farm which was commissioned in 2014 by DONG Energy and its partners.

The wind farm will be constructed and operated under the UK's EMR FID-enabling regime with a fixed price for the first 15 years of production.

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