Westray, Orkney (DG003 – Vestas V39)



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Newark is located on the Eastern shoreline of Westray, one of the smaller Orkney Islands approximately 70km from the mainland. Our 500kW mid-sized wind turbine (40m tower, 39m dia rotor) sits next to the sea and benefits from consistently above UK average windspeeds. The wind turbine is expected to generate around 1,000,000 kWh of clean electricity each year.

The islands of Orkney are mainly low lying and most of the farmland is devoted to the production of beef cattle and Orkney beef is prized for its high quality.

All of the islands benefit greatly from tourism and are dependent on the regular ferry services and light aircraft that shuttle passengers and freight between them and mainland.