100 turbines in at Gwynt y Môr

The FLiDAR prototype buoy at the UK's Gwynt y Mor wind farm

The FLiDAR prototype buoy at the UK's Gwynt y Mor wind farm

The first hundred out of 160 Siemens 3.6MW turbines have been installed at the 576MW Gwynt y Môr wind park off the UK’s northwest coast, Stadtwerke München (SWM) says.

Installation at the project around 12 kilometres off the coast of North Wales had begun in May and the wind park started feeding first electricity to the grid in August.

SWM owns 30% of the wind park, with RWE Innogy holding another 60%, and Siemens the remaining 10%.

Gwynt y Môr will be the world’s second-largest wind farm after its completion in 2014.

The stake in the wind park is part of SWM’s strategy to provide enough green energy by 2025 to be able to supply all of the electricity needs of Munich, Germany’s third-largest city and one of its Log in to read complete article.

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