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Industrial Info Resources

April 26, 2010 23:00 ET

U.K. Offshore Wind Passes 1-Gigawatt Milestone, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - April 26, 2010) -  Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- The United Kingdom has confirmed its position as the leading proponent of offshore wind energy as the sector celebrates passing the 1-gigawatt (GW) mark for installed offshore windfarms. The recent commissioning of new offshore facilities has helped push the U.K.'s offshore generation capacity to 1,041-megawatts (MW). This is spread across 11 operating offshore windfarms, with a total of 336 installed wind turbines. The country has the most ambitious offshore wind energy plans in the world, which include 40 GW of offshore windfarms in various stages of development and more than 4 GW that are under construction or have obtained planning consent.

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