29 Sep '14, 12am

Burbo Bank offshore wind annex gets planning green light: Dong Energy's 258MW extension project

DONG Energy's plans to build a 258MW extension to its Burbo Bank offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay have moved a step forward, after securing planning consent for the project from the government. Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey gave the green light to the annex on Friday, which will extend the project capacity to 348MW. FURTHER READING Bernard Matthews talking turkey on greener future EDF Energy inks deal to purchase power from Tidal Energy Ltd Earlier this year, DONG Energy confirmed it would deploy 32 of Vestas new 8MW offshore wind turbines at the extension project, making a test bed for next generation technology. It was also one of eight offshore wind farms to secure a Final Investment Decision (FID) enabling contract from the government in April. Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy's UK chairman, said the consent paved the way for the company to now make a fina...

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