Industry’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Could Generate Enough Power for 400,000 Households
Soren Ditlev, head of MarketScape Renewable Energy, applauds this: “Our analysts have followed the developments around Gwynt y Mor closely, and we are exited about this major breakthrough.”
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Construction on the offshore project, the industry’s largest (according to Fritz Vahrenholt, head of RWE’s renewables business), would begin next year with the first supply of electricity coming two years later.
The windpark would have an installed capacity of 576 Megawatts upon completion in 2014 and could generate enough power for 400,000 households.
RWE holds 60 percent of the shares in the consortium that owns the windpark, with another 30 percent controlled by the municipal utility of Munich and 10 percent by Siemens.
Siemens will receive an order of 1.2 billion euros to supply and maintain the turbines.
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Source: marketscape, June 07, 2010;