Iberdrola USA announced that its sister company, ScottishPower Renewables, has opened its first offshore wind farm, a 389-MW facility located in the Irish Sea, near the seaport of Barrow-in-Furness in North West England. The project was commissioned on Oct. 30.
The $2.6 billion project consists of 108 Siemens (NYSE: SI) turbines, connected through a 125-mile web of undersea cable. Power produced connects to an offshore substation built by Iberdrola Engineering and Construction. The offshore substation will transfer the energy generated to the onshore substation at Heysham where it enters the U.K. national grid.
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