Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured its largest stand-alone wind turbine order in Europe to date, being selected by Irish company SSE Renewables to supply more than 100 turbines to the huge Viking Wind Farm in the UK. The 443MW Viking Wind Farm is being developed on the Shetland Islands, a group of islands in the Northern Isles of Scotland in the Northern Atlantic – a location ideally suited to a wind farm. The Viking project is expected to generate almost 2TWh of energy each year – the equivalent to power almost half a million homes annually while reducing carbon emissions by half a million tonnes each year. Upon completion, the Viking Wind Farm will be the UK’s largest and most productive onshore wind farm in terms of annual electricity output. For this reason, its development sits alongside plans for an undersea cable connecting the Shetland Islands to Great Britain – the first physical connection to the UK mainland in the islands’ history.
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