Kraken Ready for Turbine Installation in Mostyn (UK)


In the harbour of Mostyn, the first two wind turbines for Walney 2 have been loaded onto Kraken, and she is awaiting better wind conditions before leaving for the Walney 2 site.

Also in the harbour in Mostyn, the installation vessel Leviathan is awaiting Kraken’s departure before it can take its position and load the next two turbines for Walney 2; the two vessels are sharing the same loading facilities in Mostyn.

Installation of the 51 turbines is planned to take half the time it took to install the turbines for Walney 1. This will load the infrastructure in the harbours of Mostyn and Barrow and be vital to in order plan the installation sequences carefully and secure the logistics.


About the Walney offshore windfarm:

The Walney Offshore Windfarm project is located approximately 15km west of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. The project consists of Walney 1 and Walney 2 each with 51 – 3.6MW turbines, giving a total capacity of the Walney project of 367.2MW. The rotor diameter of the turbines is 107m for Walney 1 and 120m for Walney 2, with a maximum height of 150m from blade tip to sea level. The total area of the development is some 73km2.


Source: dongenergy, May 19, 2011