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November 16, 2021

Walney, UK

By Carmen

Walney is a 367.2MW offshore wind power project. The project is located in Irish Sea, England, the UK. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in July 2011.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Offshore 367.2 367.2 Active England, the UK Walney (UK) Offshore Windfarms

Description

The project was developed by Walney (UK) Offshore Windfarms. Orsted, Greencoat UK Wind and PGGM are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 50.1%, 25.1% and 24.8% respectively.

The wind turbines in the project are installed on fixed foundations. An array of monopile foundations feature in the project.

The project generates 1,326,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 320,000 households. The project cost is $1,905.4m.

Development Status

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The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in July 2011.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Statkraft under a power purchase agreement for a period of 2 years. The contracted capacity is 91.98MW.

Contractors Involved

Walney (Walney Phase I) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-3.6-107 turbines. The phase consists of 51 turbines with 3.6MW nameplate capacity.

Walney (Walney Phase II) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-3.6-120 turbines. The phase consists of 51 turbines with 3.6MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power project.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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