MHI Vestas Celebrates Inauguration of Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm
Barrow-in-Furness, September 6, 2018
Offshore wind executives meet today at Barrow-in-Furness to celebrate inauguration of the UK’s latest renewable energy achievement.
Together with Ørsted and other partners, MHI Vestas is celebrating the offshore wind industry’s most impressive achievement to date – the inauguration of the most powerful offshore wind farm in the world.
The 659 MW Walney Extension eclipses London Array (630 MW) as the world’s largest offshore wind project and provides a stark example of the acceleration of offshore wind power in size and scale.
“This is a very proud day for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind,” said MHI Vestas Chief Operations Officer, Flemming Ougaard, in attendance at the event. “We are exceptionally pleased to have partnered with Ørsted to supply 40 of our V164-8.25 MW turbines in service to the UK’s latest clean energy achievement – the inauguration of Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm.”
In Phase 1 (Walney Extension West) earlier this year, MHI Vestas installed 40 of its V164-8.25 MW turbines, with more than 50% of the blades for the project coming from the company’s Isle of Wight blade factory.
The 40 wind turbines at Walney Extension West will supply enough clean energy to power more than 289,000 UK homes.
About MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S 50% and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 50%. The company’s focus is to design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry. The company aims to create sustainable value through offshore wind power by driving capital and operating savings and increasing the power output of wind turbines. An innovative force in offshore wind since its inception in 2014, the company is guided by its founding principles of collaboration, trust, technology and commitment. For more information, see mhivestasoffshore.com or follow @MHIVestas on Twitter.