Danish energy giant Ørsted’s Race Bank offshore wind farm spun up to full power yesterday, marking the end of the 18-month construction process.
The 91-turbine project off the Norfolk coast is now operating to its full 573MW capacity, producing enough power for up to half a million UK homes.
The site has already generated more than one terawatt hour of electricity since the first turbines were installed and commissioned in May 2017, the company said.
“Full power and one terawatt hour of production are two fantastic milestones and have been achieved by the hard work and dedication of a significant number of people,” said project director David Summers.
Race Bank is 50 per cent owned by Ørsted, with Australian bank Macquarie and Japanese business group Sumitomo Corporation holding 37.5 per cent and 12.5 per cent stakes respectively.