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Energy secretary Ed Davey opens Walney wind farm

The £1bn Walney wind farm, a joint venture between DONG Energy, SSE and OPW, has been opened by Ed Davey, the new secretary of state for energy and climate change.

With 102 Siemens Wind Power turbines and a total capacity of 367.2MW, Walney can supply up to 320,000 households a year with renewable power.

The wind farm, which combines the Walney 1 and 2 projects, will create approximately 60 jobs at its operations centre in Barrow-in-Furness.


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