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First West of Duddon turbines installed

UK: The first turbines have been installed at Dong Energy/Scottish Power's 389MW West of Duddon Sands wind farm.

First turbines installed at West of Duddon Sands
First turbines installed at West of Duddon Sands

The project's Siemens 3.6MW turbines were originally scheduled for installation in the Irish Sea, off England's north-west coast, for August.

This was held up by the unavailability of an installation vessel.

In a statement, Dong said it expected the project would be completed in 2014. The company, which is the world's largest offshore developer, said the project would take it past a 2.4GW capacity.

West of Duddon Sands was signed off in June 2011 by Dong and Iberdrola subsidiary Scottish Power.

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