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First Turbine Installed at Giant Welsh Wind Farm


Vattenfall reports one of the UK's largest onshore wind farms has reached an important milestone

The giant Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind farm is on track to deliver power by early 2017 after developer Vattenfall announced that the first of 76 turbines has been successfully installed.

The European energy giant said the 145 metre tall Siemens turbine at the east of the site put the project on track to deliver power later this year or in early 2017.

When completed the 228MW project is expected to provide enough power for around 140,000 homes, equivalent to 10 per cent of the households in Wales. Vattenfall said the project was also expected to cut carbon emissions by more than 200,000 tonnes a year.