Svanen Completes Monopile Installation for Walney 2 (UK)

On Saturday 9 April 2011, the first monopile for Walney 2 was installed, and less than three months later all 51 monopiles have been installed.

On Sunday 2 July 2011 the last of the 51 monopiles for Walney 2 was successfully driven into the sea bed, and thus the basic foundation for the 51 turbines in Walney 2 is now in place.

After the successful installation, the installation vessel Svanen demobilised and has now left the site.

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