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Dong pulls first ever offshore windfarm from operations

The offshore wind industry's "firstborn" will be shut down, and the remains will end up both in a museum and donated to science.

For more than 25 years, 11 offshore wind turbines off the coast of Vindeby in Denmark have reliably delivered energy at a level corresponding to powering 2,200 households, but now the farm's run is over.

Dong Energy has decided to divvy up the wind turbines and take the offshore wind farm - which was constructed in 1991 as the first of his kind - out of operations.

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