Barrow Offshore Wind Farm

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Barrow Offshore Wind Farm
Barrow Offshore wind turbines NR.jpg
Barrow Offshore Wind Farm is located in England
Barrow Offshore Wind Farm
Location of Barrow Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of England
Country England, United Kingdom
Location East Irish Sea, south west of Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Coordinates 53°59′N 3°17′W / 53.983°N 3.283°W / 53.983; -3.283Coordinates: 53°59′N 3°17′W / 53.983°N 3.283°W / 53.983; -3.283
Status Operational
Commission date 2006
Owner(s) DONG Energy
Wind farm
Distance from shore 7 km (4 mi)
Hub height 71 m (233 ft)
Rotor diameter 90 m (295 ft)
Power generation
Units operational 30
Make and model Vestas Wind Systems
Nameplate capacity 90

The Barrow Offshore Wind Farm is an offshore wind farm in the East Irish Sea approximately 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) south west of Walney Island, near Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, with an installed capacity of 90 MW. The 30 turbine wind farm was completed in June 2006 and first power was generated in March 2006.[1] It uses Vestas V90-3MW turbines and is operated by DONG Energy.[2] Each turbine is 71 metres (233 ft) high, with a rotor diameter of 90 metres (300 ft) and a vertical clearance of 25 metres (82 ft).

The Barrow Wind Farm was the first of several offshore wind farms in the area, which include the Ormonde Wind Farm, the Walney Wind Farm, and the West of Duddon Sands Wind Farm.[3]

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  1. ^ Barrow Offshore Wind
  2. ^ "DONG Energy Invests in UK Offshore Wind Farms". Oil Voice. 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
  3. ^ "West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm". Dong energy. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 

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