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3 July 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy has granted CWind a two-year extension to its existing three-year crew transfer vessel contract at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.

21 August 2015 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

West of Duddon Sands, a joint venture owned by DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables, has signed an agreement for the sale of transmission assets to WoDS Transmission plc. WoDS Transmission plc is owned by a consortium comprising of Macquarie Corporate Holdings Pty Limited and 3i Infrastructure plc. The transmission assets hold an asset value of GBP 269 million (DKK […]

23 July 2015 Business & Finance

Iberdrola has published its interim results for the half year to the end of June, which show that group’s EBITDA rose by 5.7% % and its renewables business EBITDA was boosted by increased capacity from West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. “In the first half of 2015 Iberdrola invested more than £2 million each and every day to keep […]

11 December 2014

From 2012 to 2014, a joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and DONG Energy was constructing the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm, located approximately 15km off Walney Island, Cumbria, in the Irish Sea in the UK.  The West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm comprises 108 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 389MW […]

10 November 2014 Wind Farm Update

Boskalis Offshore worked on the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm located 14 kilometers off Walney Island. The company was responsible for the post-lay installation of scour protection around 108 monopiles. 92,000 TE of 9 – 18” armour rock was installed through the side dump unit of DP fallpipe vessel Seahorse. [mappress mapid=”14722″] Offshore WIND […]

31 October 2014

Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Sunset at West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, seen almost a year ago.  Following yesterday’s official launch of the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, it is nice to remember the good old times, especially some beautiful moments like the one caught on camera by Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) Ltd, […]

30 October 2014 Wind Farm Update

Full power output has been achieved more than two months ahead of schedule from West of Duddon Sands Offshore Windfarm, a major renewable energy project which has been developed by ScottishPower Renewables and DONG Energy in the Irish Sea. The news came on the day that the 389 megawatt (MW) windfarm was officially opened by […]

26 August 2014

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, have signed a three year contract to provide crew and equipment transfer for DONG Energy and Scottish Power at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. The contract, which includes an optional extension for a further 2 year period, is valued to CWind […]

9 July 2014 Operations & Maintenance

Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: M/V Developer, a crew transfer vessel, working at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm.  M/V Developer is a 27-meter crew transfer vessel, equipped with 4 engines for high redundancy. The vessel is owned by Northern Offshore Services AB (NOS), a Sweden-based crew transfer vessel owner and operator specializing in the […]

9 July 2014 Grid Connection

The cable repair barge ‘Vetag 8’ is in Liverpool waiting for its next job on wind energy project located offshore Barrow-in-Furness. Along with the two support tugs ‘MTS Valiant’ and ‘Multrasalvor 3’, the barge will be mobilized in the Lune deep/Heysham lake area to repair the damaged West of Duddon Sands export cable. All of […]

9 July 2014 Grid Connection

Ofgem appointed Blue Transmission as the preferred bidder to own and operate the offshore transmission links to the West of Duddon Sands windfarm. Blue Transmission, a consortium comprising Macquarie Capital Group Limited, 3i BIFL Investments Limited and Frontier Power Limited, was selected by Ofgem through a competitive process in which bidders compete to become offshore […]

23 June 2014 Wind Farm Update

Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: SEA INSTALLER working on wind turbine installation at West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. A2SEA’s jack-up vessel SEA INSTALLER completed the installation of 108 wind turbines at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm at the beginning of this month. Commissioning work is now well underway and is expected to be […]

19 June 2014 Wind Farm Update

The team behind the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm is celebrating the successful installation of the final turbine at the 389MW project. The 108th turbine was recently hoisted into position by the Sea Installer. John Hill, Project Director for West of Duddon Sands at DONG Energy said: “We’re delighted to have reached this huge […]

5 June 2014 Wind Farm Update

SEA INSTALLER completed installation of the 108 WTGs at the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm. In addition to the 108 WTGs, SEA INSTALLER installed 30 foundations (MPs and TPs) prior to the WTG installation. The first turbine was installed 27 September 2013, and after a rough and windy winter at sea, the vessel installed 44 WTGs within […]

5 March 2014 Wind Farm Update

On March 4, A2SEA’s SEA INSTALLER installed turbine number 54 on West of Duddon Sands in the Irish Sea. This means that SEA INSTALLER now has installed half of the 108 Siemens 3.6MW turbines on the site. Work is progressing as planned and within the last five days alone, she has installed six turbines. SEA […]

28 January 2014 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Electricity has been generated for the first time from the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Windfarm, a major renewable energy project being developed by ScottishPower Renewables and DONG Energy in the Irish Sea. Engineers have now installed 42 of the 108 turbines that will make up the overall project. The commissioning process is underway, and […]

23 December 2013 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

A rock placement vessel ‘Seahorse’ is now at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm site and will start to lay rocks as a scour protection around all of the turbine bases. ‘Maersk Responder’ is currently in Liverpool for mobilisation and can be expected to arrive on site early next week to carry out […]

11 December 2013 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Subsea works on the inter array and export cables at locations of four UK’s offshore wind farms are about to commence. Divers from the Dive Support Vessels ‘HBC SUPPORTER’ and ‘TERRAMARE 1’ will carry out construction works on subsea cables inside the perimeter of the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. The works will […]

4 December 2013 Wind Farm Update

Densit, a company specialized in offshore grouting, has completed substation grouting at one of the biggest European offshore wind farms – West of Duddon Sands in the UK. During the planning stage of the installation, it was estimated that a 100 tons of Ducorit® S5 UHPC material will be necessary to conduct the grouting. This […]

7 November 2013

In September, the first turbine was installed at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the East Irish Sea, approximately 14 km from the nearest coast on Walney Island, Cumbria. A total of 108 wind turbines will be installed by the Sea Installer and Pacific Orca, with the wind farm expected to be […]

11 October 2013

As West of Duddon Sands, one of the largest European wind farms, nears completion, global maritime services company Royal Boskalis Westminster, the appointed Transport & Installation (T&I) contractor, reflects on this vast project. The T&I contractor faced technical, operational and logistical challenges, particularly because the wind farm was developed at several locations at the same time. However, despite this the […]

1 October 2013 Wind Farm Update

The first of 108 Siemens 3.6MW turbines has been successfully installed at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, a 50/50 joint venture between DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables. Following the recent milestone of hitting the halfway mark on foundation installation, on Friday 27th September the West of Duddon Sands team completed installation of […]

17 September 2013

West of Duddon Sands Offshore Windfarm, a project which is a joint development between ScottishPower Renewables and DONG Energy, is currently under construction in the East Irish Sea, approximately 14 km from the nearest coast on Walney Island, Cumbria. At the beginning of September, CT Offshore announced that it was halfway through the project with […]

3 September 2013 Grid Connection

CT Offshore is currently working on the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea. A total of 108 cables are to be laid, and by 25 August CT Offshore was halfway through the project with laying and installation of 54 cables. “It is a very important project to us and I’m […]

22 August 2013 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

RES Offshore has signed an Engineer Procure Construct (EPC) contract for the design and installation of a power performance met mast for the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm for ScottishPower Renewables and DONG Energy. The power performance met mast will record weather data to support the construction and operation phases of the wind […]

27 June 2013 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Ofgem has announced a shortlist of four bidders competing to own and operate the offshore transmission links to the West of Duddon Sands windfarm. Shortlisted bidders go through to the final bid stage where Ofgem will appoint the Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) to own and operate the £311m transmission assets for the next 20 years. […]