A major wind farm off the Norfolk coast has helped to power record profits for the Danish turbine developer behind the UK’s biggest offshore wind projects. Orsted, formerly known as Dong Energy, said its Race Bank wind farm has reached full capacity and could power half a million homes with the 90 turbines located 17 miles from Blackney Point. The project first began sending electricity to the grid in May last year and has steadily increased its electricity flows to the grid to exceed 1 terwatt-hour of production, helping to power record profits for the group. Race Bank joins Orsted’s Hornsea project which is the world’s largest offshore wind farm in construction in UK waters. Henrik Poulsen, Orsted’s chief executive, said the group’s journey from an offshore oil and gas company to a green energy generator is now complete.
Telegraph 1st Feb 2018 read more »
Danish energy giant Ørsted’s Race Bank offshore wind farm spun up to full power yesterday, marking the end of an 18-month construction process. The 91-turbine project off the Norfolk coast is now operating with its full 573MW capacity, producing enough power for half a million UK homes.
Business Green 2nd Feb 2018 read more »
Scotland’s offshore wind energy industry workforce has increased by 300%, according to new figures.
Energy Voice 2nd Feb 2018 read more »