Onshore Substation for Walney 2 Ready to Operate (UK)

The onshore transformer at Cleveleys near Blackpool has been tested and is now ready for energisation.

The perimeter fence around the substation is in place and the substation now meets the High voltage rules with restricted access.

Inside the substation the harmonic filter compound has been finished and tested. The site has been sealed with concrete and rainwater collection has been established to collect all rain water and prevent that contaminated surface water is released to the surrounding soil.

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;