Masdar's wind farm JV starts UK power supply
ABU DHABI, February 9, 2017
Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, a joint venture company of UAE's leading renewable energy group Masdar, said the first turbine at its 402MW wind farm off the Norfolk coast has begun supplying electricity to the UK grid.
Masdar and Norwegian multinational oil and gas company Statoil each own a 35 per cent share in the venture along with Statkraft, Norway’s state-owned electricity company, which has the rest of the stake.
Located 32 km off the coast of North Norfolk in North Sea, England, the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is Masdar’s latest investment in the United Kingdom’s renewable energy sector.
Some 67 foundations, plus cables and the ofshore substatoin, on the wind park were installed last year and the first full wind turbine was installed in early January, said the cmpaany in a staatement.
The 6MW Siemens machine has begun delivering power, stated the project developer Statoil.
When fully operational this year, the 67-turbine offshore wind farm will provide electricity to over 400,000 homes, said Masdar.
This project will bring the UAE renewable energy firm’s gross installed cumulative capacity in the UK renewable energy sector to more than 1,000 MW.-TradeArabia News Service