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Crown Estate welcomes consent for UK offshore wind extension

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Consent has been granted by the UK Energy Secretary for the Burbo Bank offshore wind farm to be extended by an additional 259MW of capacity.
Crown Estate welcomes consent for UK offshore wind extension

Consent was granted to DONG Energy Burbo Extension Limited for an extension to the existing Burbo Bank offshore wind farm. The development consent order will allow an additional 259MW of additional electricity generating capacity, equivalent to the power requirements of up to 170,000 homes.

The proposed project would be located west of the operational Burbo Bank offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay, around 7 kilometers north of the North Wirral coast and 12.2 kilometres from the Point of Ayr on the Welsh coast. Onshore construction is scheduled to begin in November this year with offshore construction anticipated to begin in 2016. Commissiong is estimated to be completed by the first quarter of 2017.

“As manager of the UK seabed we are delighted to see such positive decisions coming through the planning process, which further support the UK’s position as a global leader in offshore wind” said Huub den Rooijen, Head of Offshore Wind at The Crown Estate. “The Burbo Bank offshore wind farm benefits from shallow waters and good wind yield and today’s consent announcement for an extension represents a solid opportunity to capitalise on the existing wind farm’s success.”

The Crown Estate is the manager of the UK seabed and has been a major player in the development of the country’s offshore wind industry for over ten years, committing up to a £100 million of investment.

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