"I am very pleased that with this final investment decision we can now begin the construction of Burbo Bank Extension which will supply green power to approximately 180,000 UK households. The construction and operation of this wind farm will support green growth and employment in the UK. The decision to construct Burbo Bank Extension using an 8MW wind turbine is another significant step towards reducing cost of electricity on future projects."
DONG Energy has also announced the acquisition of the the remaining 50% ownership interest in the Barrow Offshore Wind Farm from its joint venture partner Centrica plc. The project has a total capacity of 90MW and has been in full operation since 2006. DONG Energy has been the operator of the Barrow Offshore Wind Farm and will as consequence of the transaction become the sole owner of the project.