Energy secretary opens huge Cumbrian windfarm

ENERGY secretary Ed Davey has officially opened a major offshore wind energy development off the Cumbrian coast.

More than 1,000 people were employed on the construction of the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Windfarm, which is 20km off the Barrow-in-Furness coastline and comprises 108 turbines generating 389 megawatts of power.

The project, developed by ScottishPower Renewables and DONG Energy, came in ahead of schedule.  Now fully operational, the windfarm will generate enough electricity to meet the annual e... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...