Electricity has been generated for the first time at the 210 MW Westermost Rough offshore wind farm in the U.K., a joint venture project between DONG Energy (50%) and its partners Marubeni Corp. (25%) and the UK Green Investment Bank (25%).
According to DONG Energy, the milestone was achieved less than a month after the first of 35 Siemens 6 MW turbines was successfully erected. Sam Hall, lead commissioning manager for Westermost Rough, says the process ‘has gone extremely well.’
‘We energized all the way through the transmissions assets of the wind farm in early August and have been working since on the installation and commissioning of the first batch of turbines," notes Hall. "Over the coming weeks, the first turbines will be generating clean, green electricity and then supplying it to the U.K. grid.’
DONG Energy says it expects all 35 turbines to be in place in the first half of 2015.