Danish wind firm Ørsted has announced that full power has been achieved at its Race Bank development on the Norfolk coast.
After the successful 240-hour acceptance test of all 91 turbines at the site Race Bank is now capable of reaching full capacity of 573MW.
Ørsted also announced that the development had passed 1 terrawatt hour (TW-h) of production since the site since construction started.
Race Bank, y Ørsted (50%), Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (25%), Macquarie Capital (12.5%) and Sumitomo Corporation (12.5%), sits 16.8 miles off Blakeney Point on the North Norfolk coast.
David Summers, Project Director for Race Bank at Ørsted UK, said: “Full power and 1 terawatt hour of production are two fantastic milestones and have been achieved by the hard work and dedication of a significant number of people. Full power means that Race Bank can now produce enough green energy to power over half a million UK homes.
“Not only have we achieved full power on schedule, but we have also done so safely, without compromising our high standards. I now look forward to completing final activities on Race Bank and being able to officially open the project in the summer.”