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The Krakken, a jack up barge, that is constructing the wind turbines of the Walney offshore wind farm, uses a specialist cradle to lift a turbine blade into place. The farm consists of 102, 3.6 MW turbines, giving a total capacity of the Walney project of 367.2 MW, enough to power 320,000 homes. The rotor diameter of the turbines is 107m for Walney 1 and 120 m for Walney 2. The wind farm is owned and constructed by Dong Energy, Cumbria, UK.
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