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From | Thursday 6 September 2018

Hull has played a leading role in the creation of the world’s largest working offshore wind farm, unveiled yesterday in Cumbria.

Walney Extension, the 659MW project owned by renewables company Ørsted, is capable of generating enough green energy to power almost 600,000 homes in the UK.

More than half of the wind farm’s 87 new turbines have been manufactured by Siemens Gamesa at its factory in Hull.

Covering an area of 145 sq. km in the Irish Sea, the project has become Ørsted’s 11th operational offshore wind farm in the UK.

Matthew Wright, Ørsted UK managing director, said: “The UK is the global leader in offshore wind and Walney Extension showcases the industry’s incredible success story.

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