Ireland Takes Wind Power Plunge

Offshore Irish Sea wind farm to produce 10% of nation's electricity from 200 wind turbines.

Published: 13-Jan-2002

The Irish Government has approved plans for the world's largest offshore electricity-generating wind farm, to be built on a sandbank in the Irish Sea south of Dublin.

When completed, the 200 turbines will produce 10% of the country's electricity needs.

The Marine Minister, Frank Fahey, said the 700-million euro ($630m) development would have three times the generating capacity of all current offshore wind farms worldwide.

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