Walney Extension Wind Farm Irish Sea Under Construction
The Walney 367 MW 102 wind turbine wind farm is one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world today. The construction of an extension is now under way to be carried out by Dong Energy of Denmark, which will add new very large turbines: 40 8MW Vestas V164 for Phase 1 and 47 7MW Siemens gearless turbine for Phase 2. Together this will constitute 660 MW name plate capacity.
If you install the MarineTraffic app on your iOS device and add the Van Oord installation vessel Aeolus to your fleet of favorites, you will receive an email every 2-3 days, indicating that the Aeolus has arrived again in Belfast to pick up yet another load of four monopiles to be rammed into the floor of the Irish Sea. The turbines will be installed by the Seajacks Scylla.