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North Norfolk offshore wind farm on track to be up and running in new year after final turbine is installed

PUBLISHED: 17:19 18 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:21 19 December 2017

Ørsted is building the Race Bank wind farm off the north Norfolk coast, but also own the Westermost Rough project off east Yorkshire. Picture: Paul Langrock.

Ørsted is building the Race Bank wind farm off the north Norfolk coast, but also own the Westermost Rough project off east Yorkshire. Picture: Paul Langrock.

Paul Langrock

The final turbine has been installed at a new offshore wind farm in north Norfolk.

All 91 turbines are now in place at the Race Bank wind farm, keeping the project on schedule to be fully operational in early 2018.

The wind farm is being built by Ørsted (formerly Dong Energy).

David Summers, project director for Race Bank at Ørsted, was delighted at the successful installation.

He said: “This has been one of the more difficult projects to execute with challenging seabed conditions and a complex export cable route. Construction has progressed well and we’re right on schedule – this is an important milestone to reach.

“We’re looking forward to completing construction and seeing a fully operational wind farm next year that will be capable of powering over half a million UK homes.”

Many of the wind farm’s 6MW Siemens turbines feature the first blades to be manufactured at the Siemens blade factory in Hull.

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