Orsted opens world+IBk-s fifth largest windfarm off UK coast

+ADw-p+AD4-Orsted has officially opened a new windfarm today, capable of powering over 500,000 UK homes a year.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-Race Bank, which is the fifrth largest wind farm in the world, is located 17miles off the Norfolk coast and is operated through Orsted+IBk-s east coast hub in Grimsby.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-Orsted, which is Denmark+IBk-s largest energy firm, operates and owns 50+ACU of the development.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-Race Bank includes 91 six mega-watt turbines, capable of producing 573 MW of green electricity.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-The windfarm covers a total area of 75 square kilometres.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-Matthew Wright, Managing Director at Orsted UK, said:+IBw-Race Bank is a fantastic infrastructure project and underlines +ANg-rsted+IBk-s contribution to the UK+IBk-s energy transition. It+IBk-s also another clear signal of our firm commitment to Grimsby and the Humber, and the UK supply chain for offshore wind.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4gHA-Race Bank is a hugely significant and innovative project, featuring the first ever turbine blades to be made in Hull and becoming our first wind farm in the UK to be operated using a new Service Operation Vessel. It+IBk-s also one of the fastest projects we have ever built, with a fantastic safety record, and this is testament to the hard work of the project team and the great relationship we have with our partners.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4gHA-Powering over half a million homes every year, Race Bank is another positive step towards delivering the UK+IBk-s decarbonised energy system of the future.+IB0APA-/p+AD4

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