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  • 19 May 2011

      In the harbour of Mostyn, the first two wind turbines for Walney 2 have been loaded onto Kraken, and she is awaiting better wind conditions before leaving for the Walney 2 site. Also in the harbour in Mostyn, the installation vessel Leviathan is awaiting Kraken’s departure before it can take its position and load […]

  • 20 September 2011

      On Sunday 4 September, the local residents of Walney and Barrow were invited to join the marking of the completion of the Walney Offshore Windfarm 1. In cooperation with the local newspaper, North West Evening Mail, Barrow Borough Council, the local civic association, Friends of Walney, and Walney Offshore Windfarms invited the residents to […]

  • 22 August 2011
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The first transition piece for Walney 2 was placed on 16 April. Less than four months later, all 51 transition pieces have been installed. On the night of 5 to 6 August, the last TP was installed, and Goliath has now demobilised and left the site. 43 turbines installed in Walney 2 and 19 array […]

  • 21 June 2011

    Walney 2 was planned to be installed in almost half the time it took to install Walney 1. In order to do that, two turbine installation vessels are working side by side with the installation. On Thursday 2 June 2011, both Kraken and Leviathan installed their first turbine in Walney 2, and both vessels have […]

  • 29 July 2011

    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 […]

  • 20 February 2012

    All possible weather windows are used to ensure progress in the commissioning of the wind farm. As of 20 February, 27 turbines in Walney 2 have had first power, and all periods with reasonable weather are used to bring the turbines in operation. Tideway Rollingstone has also used weather windows in installation of armour stones […]

  • 20 September 2011
    Training & Education

    Safety is a major priority on the Walney Offshore Windfarms, and in order to train the safety procedures, a number of exercises have been held. During the latest exercise, the scenario was capsizing of a large vessel resulting in 31 ‘staff’ members overboard to be rescued and given first aid on the participating crew boats. […]

  • 14 January 2011

    The Walney 1 Offshore Wind Farm, off the shore of Cumbria, has Thursday January 13th 2011 started producing the first CO2-free electricity to the UK’s national grid. Electricity has been generated from the first of the 51 turbines that Walney 1 Offshore Wind Farm will consist of eventually. When fully operational, the Walney 1 and […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Wind Farm Update

    The progress on Walney 2 has been dramatically reduced due to windy weather conditions for the last couple of weeks. Heavy winds and high waves have paused the commissioning activities at Walney 2, making it impossible to access the turbines. When the wave height exceeds certain limits, all personnel transfer to the turbines is stopped […]

  • 19 May 2011
    Business & Finance

    The foundation installation has had a good start, and the installation vessels Svanen and Goliath have already managed to place 20 monopiles and 11 transition pieces in Walney 2.   However, for the last almost two weeks, the installation has been influenced by unfavourable weather conditions, but despite the wind, there have been minor weather […]

  • 22 November 2011

    On Ramsden Dock Road in Barrow in Furness, the construction of the new operation and maintenance facilities for the Walney Offshore Windfarm commenced in December 2010, and the construction is now near completion. The site facilities consist of two buildings; one being an office for administration, welfare and catering and the other being a warehouse/workshop […]

  • 29 July 2011
    Environment

    On 29 June 2011, Marine Management Organisation and Natural England conducted a site visit at Walney 2 for inspection of the current Marine Licence. The aim of the visit was to inspect Walney Offshore Windfarms implementation of the marine mammal mitigation during piling of monopiles by Svanen. Noise from piling of monopiles may impact marine […]

  • 20 October 2011

      In the night of 22 September, the last blade on the last wind turbine at Walney 2 was fastened. However, it took waiting until the installation vessel, Kraken, succeeded in finding the weather window which made it possible to install the last blade on the last wind turbine in the wind farm. Now, all […]

  • 21 June 2011
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

      As part of the environmental monitoring programme for Walney Offshore Windfarms, the wind farm area, including a 4km buffer zone, has been surveyed for birds during May. The survey was conducted from a vessel, sailing a number of transect through the area. Bird observations were done by two observers, covering the sea on each […]

  • 20 September 2011
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

      During September, the installation activities have been slowed down due to adverse weather, and last week only had one working day, which was used to full extent to install one array cable and the third last wind turbine. After the installation, Kraken headed for the Harbour of Mostyn to get the last two turbines […]

  • 29 July 2011

    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 […]

  • 21 June 2011

    All turbines in Walney 1 are now in operation. On 30 May 2011, the last of the 51 turbines in the Walney Offshore Windfarm 1 exported its first power to the grid, and a big milestone in the project was reached. Jens Hansen, Senior Project Manager: “This is a major achievement for the project, and […]

  • 23 January 2012

    On the February 9th, 2012, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, located in the East Irish Sea, will be inaugurated by Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt. Hon. Chris Huhne, MP. Barrow-in-Furness Town Hall will be the gravitation point for this grand celebration marking a milestone to the Cumbria County and […]

  • 29 July 2011
    Business & Finance

    Right now the installation activities for Walney 2 are booming. Crane barges, jack-up vessels and tugs are working out of ports in the East Irish Sea area, primarily out of the ports of Barrow and Mostyn. On 39 of the 51 monopile positions, a transition piece has already been installed, and the last batch of […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Grid Connection

    All array cables, connecting the turbines with the Walney 2 offshore substation, have been safely placed on the seabed, and the cable barge Stemat 82 has de-mobilised. One of the cables still needs to be terminated, but this is also paused due to the adverse weather conditions. The Walney Offshore Windfarms The Walney Offshore Windfarms […]

  • 26 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Walney (UK) Offshore Windfarms Limited announced today that it has completed the sale of transmission assets at the offshore wind farm Walney 2 to Blue Transmission Walney 2 Limited, which is the licensee entity incorporated by the consortium of Macquarie Capital Group Limited (Macquarie Capital) and Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management Limited, for approx. GBP 110 […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    An infield survey is underway at Walney 1 and 2 offshore wind farms,  approximately 15 km off Walney Island in the UK’s part of the Irish Sea. A 14-meter long survey vessel Argus-G has been fitted with sounding equipment for the task. The vessel started carrying out the survey, as well as the inspection work […]

  • 19 May 2011
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

      At Cleveleys near Blackpool, the Stemat Spirit cable barge arrived just off shore in the afternoon of Saturday 7 May. It beached in the early hours of Sunday 8 May in the morning, waiting for very low tide. At about 9 a.m., the process of pulling the cable from the spool on board the […]

  • 8 August 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Bladt Industries carried out the final load-out of Walney 4 transition pieces in Aalborg on 31 July.

  • 25 January 2012
    Grid Connection

    Despite the weather, it has been possible to energise the next cable string with eight turbines. Energizing the cable string is a vital part of the commissioning of the turbines, and the eight turbines connected to the string are expected to have first power in near future – depending on the weather.  All array cables […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    DONG Energy is seeking views of local people on a proposed Community Fund, worth up to £660,000 each year, which will to be set up if the company goes ahead with the Walney Extension offshore wind farm. The proposed 660MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm was approved consent by the Secretary of State for Energy […]