World’s Largest Wind Turbines Now Operational Near England

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By Editors of Power Engineering

DONG Energy marked the official commissioning of its Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm built off the northwest coast of England.

The facility includes 32 8-MW Siemens turbines, which are the world’s largest according to the MIT Technology Review. Each turbine features three 80-meter-long blades, with each turbine standing 195 meters high.

DONG said just one of the turbines produces more energy than the entire Vindeby project, which was the world’s first offshore wind facility built by DONG near Denmark 25 years ago.

"Burbo Bank Extension showcases the rapid innovation in the offshore wind industry,” said Henrik Poulsen, CEO of DONG. “Less than ten years ago at Burbo Bank, we were the first to install Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines and in this short time, the wind turbines have more than doubled in capacity.

Burbo Bank is a joint venture, with DONG holding a 50 percent stake and PKA and KIRKBI A/S, the parent company of the LEGO Group, each holding a 25 percent stake. 

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