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Ørsted set to build 16MW wind farm in Northern Ireland with Amazon

The Danish wind developer has now made a final investment decision on onshore wind farm Ballykeel in Northern Ireland.

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Ørsted has taken a final investment decision on a 16MW onshore wind farm in Northern Ireland.

This means that the Danish wind developer is now set to build the Ballykeel wind farm in the north eastern region Antrim, informs Ørsted in a press release issued Thursday.

Ørsted acquired Ballykeel in June 2021, and the final investment decision follows the long-term corporate power purchase agreement signed with Amazon in December last year. Pursuant to the agreement, Amazon will purchase all of the electricity generated by the wind farm.

"We look forward to completing the Ballykeel project in close cooperation with Amazon," says Managing Director of Ireland & UK Onshore at Ørsted Kieran White in the press release.

The wind farm is expected to commission in 2023, bringing Ørsted's total onshore capacity in Ireland to 372MW either in operation and under construction.

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