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Ørsted completes 659-MW wind facility in the Irish Sea

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The Walney Extension offshore wind farm.

Source: Ørsted A/S

Ørsted A/S and its Danish pension fund partners have completed the 659-MW Walney Extension offshore wind facility in Barrow, in northwest England.

Matthew Wright, Ørsted U.K. managing director, said in a Sept. 6 news release the project was finished on time and within budget.

Touted by the company as the world's largest operational wind farm, the project spans 145 square kilometers in the Irish Sea, approximately 19 kilometers from the Walney Island coast in Cumbria.

The project is 50% owned by Ørsted, 25% owned by PFA and 25% owned by PKA. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Vestas Wind Systems A/S provided the project's 87 wind turbines.