Burbo Bank Extension OWFDONG Energy and its partners LEGO Group and PKA were joined by MHI Vestas in the inauguration of Burbo Bank Extension, the world’s first offshore wind park to utilise MHI Vestas’ 8MW wind turbine.

The project features 32 V164-8.0 MW and has a total capacity of 258MW. The turbine blades were designed, tested and manufactured at the MHI Vestas blade factory on the Isle of Wight. This R&D facility was opened in 2011, specifically designed to develop the large blades. In 2016, the first blades arrived at MHI Vestas’ pre-assembly site in Belfast Harbour. The blades weigh 35 tons each and measure 80 meters long.