Image of West of Duddon Sands Offshore Windfarm
|OWNERSHIP||West of Duddon Sands Offshore Windfarm is a joint venture project between ScottishPower Renewables and Dong Energy.|
|LOCATION||Located in the East Irish Sea, approximately 14 km from the nearest coast on Walney Island, Cumbria|
The site has an attractive offshore location with excellent wind resources, favourable water depths and grid access relatively close to the shore. It was constructed from 2013 to late 2014.
Offshore construction work included the installation of foundations, wind turbines, export cables, array cables and an offshore substation. Onshore construction work included the onshore substation, as well as grid connection in Heysham, Lancashire, and the building of brand new bespoke Operations & Maintainance facilities in Barrow-in-Furness.
|TURBINES||108 Siemens turbines, each 3.6 megawatts with a 120 metre rotor diameter|
|GENERATING CAPACITY||up to 389 megawatts|