Installation Activities Booming at Walney 2 Offshore Wind Farm (UK)

Right now the installation activities for Walney 2 are booming. Crane barges, jack-up vessels and tugs are working out of ports in the East Irish Sea area, primarily out of the ports of Barrow and Mostyn.

On 39 of the 51 monopile positions, a transition piece has already been installed, and the last batch of transition pieces has recently been unloaded at the Port of Barrow.

Walney 2 is to be constructed with turbine and cable installation being performed in parallel in order to shorten the construction timeframe, and right now 25 turbines and seven array cables have been installed on Walney 2.

 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, July 29, 2011