Wind and gas offshore energy project

A unique dual energy scheme to be sited off the Cumbrian coast of England was given the go-ahead today by the UK energy minister. The Ormonde project from Eclipse Energy, scheduled for completion in 2010, will be sited 10km from Walney Island near Barrow-in-Furness. This innovative hybrid development has the potential to generate up to 200MW of electricity with almost half coming from the wind farm comprising up to 30 turbines. When the wind is insufficient, power will come via conventional gas sources pumped from two fields in nearby Morecambe Bay for which government approval has also been sought.
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