Huge Wind Turbines Arrive In Belfast

Huge wind turbine blades, the equivalent length of nine double decker London buses, have arrived at Belfast Harbour.

The 80 metre long blades are to be used to develop an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.

Manufactured by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind the 32 turbines will be assembled at the harbour.

As soon as they have been put together they will be transported to Liverpool.

The wind farm will provide enough renewable electricity for 230,000 homes once complete.
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Joe O'Neill, Belfast Harbour’s Commercial Director, said: "Belfast Harbour is delighted to welcome MHI Vestas and to have the privilege of handling the world's most powerful blades. In 2013, we completed the development of a 50 acre offshore wind terminal, the first bespoke facility of its kind in the UK in order to facilitate this style of operation. Supporting the growth of the renewable energy sector is something we are proud to be a part of and look forward to working with Vestas to ensure the successful completion of the Burbo Bank Extension project."


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