New wind farm could provide a third of Welsh homes with energy

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The firm behind the construction of a new off-shore wind farm substation has stated that it could provide nearly a third of Welsh homes with green energy once completed.

Designed and engineered by Harland and Wolff and Siemens, the substation will be installed at Liverpool Bay. It is currently scheduled to begin exporting electricity generated by the 160 wind turbines at the Gwynt y Mor station to the grid next year (2013).

Once completed the farm could generate up to 576MW.

David McVeigh, sales manager at H&W, told the Belfast Telegraph: "It is great to see these major projects designed and built in the UK.

"These projects utilise a vast range of UK products, equipment, services and personnel. The substations are a shining example of British companies working together to achieve great things," he added.

Gwynt y Mor is one of many wind farms being created in the UK; just last week Ecotricity - one of the UK's main green energy suppliers - revealed that it still had plans in place to construct a farm near Old Dalby.

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