West of Duddon Sands, UK
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West of Duddon Sands, UK

By Carmen 15 Nov 2021

West of Duddon Sands is a 388.8MW offshore wind power project. The project is located in Irish Sea, England, the UK. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2013 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in October 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Offshore 388.8 388.8 Active England, the UK Orsted; ScottishPower Renewables (UK)

Description

The project is developed and owned by Orsted and ScottishPower Renewables (UK). The owners have 50% stake in the project respectively.

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

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 340,000 households, offsetting 440,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $2,545.42m.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2013 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in October 2014.

Contractors Involved

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 108 units of SWT-3.6-120 turbines, each with 3.6MW nameplate capacity.

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

About Orsted

Orsted AS (Orsted) is a renewable energy company. It develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, bioenergy plants, solar farms, and energy storage facilities, and provides waste-to-energy solutions and smart energy products. The company produces heat and electricity using coal, natural gas, oil, biomass, wind and solar sources; and sells power and gas in wholesale and retail markets, and optimizes and hedges its energy portfolio. Orsted also owns and operates gas and power contracts, and originates and trades these for optimizing its portfolio; and operates Renescience plants, biogas upgrade facilities and biogas plants. It has operations in the UK, Denmark, Germany, the US, the Netherlands and other. Orsted is headquartered in Fredericia, Denmark.

About ScottishPower Renewables (UK)

ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Ltd (ScottishPower Renewables), is a subsidiary of Scottish Power Limited. ScottishPower Renewables is engaged in producing renewable wind energy through onshore and offshore wind farms. The company conducts a detailed environmental study in a proposed site before building any farms in order to eliminate viable potential threats to the project. It even serves the people of local communities while the project is taking shape and encourages local companies to serve the project with what they can. The company serves markets of French and german with its offshore wind and Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland with its onshore wind. ScottishPower Renewables is headquartered in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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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