One cycle of a turbine supplies an average British household with electricity for two days.
The world’s largest offshore wind farm, which is being built in the North Sea, has produced electricity for the first time. At the moment, only one turbine is running off the grid, but one stroke of its massive blade is enough to supply an average British home with electricity for two days, the newspaper writes. IFLScience.
The giant wind farm, known as Dogger Bank, will include 277 offshore turbines and is located about 130 kilometers off the east coast of England.
The project, jointly developed by British company SSE Renewables and Norwegian companies Equinor and Vårgrønn, is scheduled to be completed by 2026. If all goes well, Dogger Bank will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world, more than two and a half times the size of its owner. Current record.
In terms of parameters, it is known that the height of the turbines is currently 260 metres, and the length of their blades is 107 metres.
The wind farm’s name comes from the term Doggerland, the area that connected the UK to continental Europe during the last ice age. This disappeared from the Earth about 7-8000 years ago when sea levels rose. It currently lies beneath the surface of the North Sea.