RWE, a German energy company, has officially launched Clocaenog Forest, its largest onshore wind farm in the UK. The 96 MW onshore wind farm in North Wales has 27 wind turbines and can generate enough clean energy to power 63,800 UK homes. The project’s main contractor was Jones Brothers Civil Engineering UK.
The £118 million investment in new renewable energy infrastructure in Wales through the £20 million contract resulted in the creation of nearly 60 jobs. Despite Clocaenog Forest being finished and functioning for more than a year, RWE decided to postpone the official opening because of Covid-19 limitations.
Recently, RWE and Hellenic Petroleum Holdings agreed to jointly explore offshore wind opportunities in Greece. Through their respective subsidiaries, RWE Renewables and HELPE Renewables, the companies collaborated to develop, construct, and operate wind farms off the coast of Greece. The partnership comes as Greece plans to have 2 GW of operational offshore wind capacity by 2030.