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Irish Sea Earmarked for One of World's Largest Wind Farms

Irish Sea earmarked for one of world’s largest windfarms

Source: Glasgow Herald 17 Jun 2011 Mark Smith Deputy Business Editor

SCOTTISH POWER Renewables and Denmark’s DONG Energy yesterday unveiled plans to invest £1.6 billion to build one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world in the Irish Sea.

The 389-megawatt West of Duddon Sands joint venture wind farm development with DONG marks ScottishPower’s first offshore marine wind project and will be located some eight miles south-west of the Barrow-in-Furness coastline.

However, a spokesman for ScottishPower Renewables, the UK green energy unit of Spanish power giant Iberdrola, yesterday told The Herald: “This whole project will be managed from our renewables headquarters in Glasgow, and although it will be one of the world’s largest wind farms, West of Duddon Sands will be quickly superseded by forthcoming developments off East Anglia and Tiree.”

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