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300 jobs at wind farm

LEASING of Belfast Harbour's new £50m (€58m) offshore wind terminal to DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables is likely to create 300 jobs.

The first offshore wind installation and pre-assembly harbour in the UK will be used to help service a market valued in excess of stg£100bn at the West of Duddon Sands wind farm in the Irish Sea.

Over 100 turbines, each with a rotor diameter of 120m, will be shipped from the new terminal to the West of Duddon Sands project and it will be one of the world's largest offshore wind farms when it is commissioned in 2014.