Two More Turbines to Go at Walney 2 Offshore Wind Farm (UK)


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 for Walney 2.

The weather forecast is not promising for the next days, but Kraken expects to get in position on site where it will await better weather conditions. The installation of the array cables has also been affected by the weather but is well under way; 28 out of the 51 array cables have been installed.

Two More Turbines to Go at Walney 2 Offshore Wind Farm (UK)

 The Walney Offshore Windfarm

The Walney Offshore Windfarm project is located approximately 15km west of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. The project consists of Walney 1 and Walney 2 each with 51 – 3.6MW turbines, giving a total capacity of the Walney project of 367.2MW. The rotor diameter of the turbines is 107m for Walney 1 and 120m for Walney 2, with a maximum height of 150m from blade tip to sea level. The total area of the development is some 73km2.


Source: dongenergy, September 20, 2011