The last four towers for MHI Vestas 8.25MW wind turbines for the Walney Extension West have set sail from the Belfast Harbour, the project’s pre-assembly port, according to the port’s social media pages.
The 659MW Walney Extension will consist of 40 8.25MW MHI Vestas at the West site and 47 7MW Siemens wind turbines at the East phase, as well as two offshore substations, installed some 19 kilometres off the Cumbrian coast.
Seajacks Scylla is installing all 87 wind turbine units at the project site. The vessel installed the first of 40 V164-8.0MW turbines in August, and the first power from the wind farm was exported to the national grid at the beginning of September.
The turbine components are being stored in Belfast and the construction is coordinated from the port of Barrow in Furness.
Walney Extension, built by DONG Energy, is scheduled to be fully operational in 2019.
Offshore WIND Staff