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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 […]

5 March 2014 Technology

A Sealite Nautilus ocean buoy with 3-5NM+ marine lantern was recently installed at the Scroby Sands Wind Farm, 2.5km off the coast of Great Yarmouth in eastern England.   The North Sea has some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, and with on-going development of energy resources in the area, reliable aids to […]

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 […]

27 December 2013 Business & Finance

Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ) has decided to co-invest with Marubeni Corporation in the UK's Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farms 1 and 2. According to the DBJ site, the bank and Marubeni will each own 24.95 percent stake in the offshore wind farms while Dong Energy will retain its majority ownership share of 50.1 […]

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 […]

18 December 2013 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

RenewableUK says today’s Government announcement granting final planning permission for a huge industrial base for the offshore wind sector on the east coast of England is a significant step forward which could lead to the creation of thousands of jobs. The £450 million project, Able Marine Energy Park, which covers nearly 800 acres of the […]

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 […]

12 September 2013 Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy’s next generation demonstration site at Gunfleet Sands has been officially opened by Greg Barker MP, the Minister for Climate Change at a ceremony in Harwich. Located next to the existing 172MW Gunfleet Sands wind farm off the coast of Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, the new two Siemens 6 megawatt wind turbines mark a significant […]

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. […]

21 May 2013 Wind Farm Update

Offshore construction at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, a 50/50 joint venture between DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables, is officially underway following the successful installation of the project’s offshore substation on site in the east Irish Sea. The entire project will consist of 108 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of […]

29 April 2013 Grid Connection

Jee Ltd, a leading subsea engineering and training firm, has just completed a contract with Technip Offshore Wind Ltd for the provision of subsea power cable installation engineering on a new and innovative offshore wind farm project. Jee provided Technip with valuable information about the safest and most efficient way to install the cables, thereby […]

18 April 2013 R&D, Technology

The two next-generation Siemens 6MW offshore wind turbines at the Gunfleet Sands demonstration project in the UK have produced the first power. DONG Energy will use Siemens 6MW wind turbines commercially for the first time at Westermost Rough off the Yorkshire coast in the United Kingdom and has recently entered an agreement with Siemens to […]

5 March 2013 Technology

Siemens Wind Power has received offshore prototype certification from GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) for testing its new 6 megawatt offshore wind turbine at DONG Energy's Gunfleet Sands III demonstration project in the UK. This will be the first offshore test of this new offshore wind turbine. Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, Head of Research & Development […]

21 February 2013 Contracts & Tenders

Ofgem E-Serve has announced the six bidders which have successfully qualified to compete for the high-voltage transmission link for the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. Ultimately the winning bidder will own and operate the link for the next 20 years. Today’s announcement sets out the longlist of bidders which will compete, as part […]

19 February 2013 Business & Finance

The West of Duddon Sands offshore wind project could get a EUR 850 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). Each of the developers, Dong Energy and Iberdrola, would be entitled to up to 50% of the proposed EIB finance. The EIB published this on its website, noting that the loan is currently under […]