List of offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea

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List of offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea is located in British Isles
Arklow
Arklow
Gwynt y Môr
Gwynt y Môr
West of Duddon Sands
West of Duddon Sands
Walney
Walney
Robin Rigg
Robin Rigg
Ormonde
Ormonde
Barrow
Barrow
Burbo Bank
Burbo Bank
Rhyl Flats
Rhyl Flats
North Hoyle
North Hoyle

This is a complete list of operational, offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea and connected areas such as the Celtic Sea and North Channel.

This information is gathered from multiple Internet sources,[1][2] and primarily the 4C Offshore's Global Offshore Wind Farm Map and Database and is current up to February 2015. The name of the Wind Farm is the name used by the Energy Company when referring to the Farm and is usually related to a shoal or the name of the nearest town on shore. The Wind Farm part is implied and hence removed for clarity.

The list is sorted by capacity, but it can be sorted in any way by clicking the symbol >< at the top in each column.

Wind farm Cap.
(MW)
Turbines Where When Build
Cost
Cap.
fac.
Depth
range (m)
km to
shore
Country Owner Refs.
Gwynt y Môr 576 160 Siemens SWP 3.6-107 53°27′00″N 3°35′00″W / 53.45000°N 3.58333°W / 53.45000; -3.58333 (Gwynt y Môr 576MW) 2015 2700m 12-28 16  Wales RWE npower, Stadtwerke München, Siemens [w 1] [3]
West of Duddon Sands 389 108 Siemens SWP 3.6-120 53°59′00″N 3°28′00″W / 53.98333°N 3.46667°W / 53.98333; -3.46667 (West of Duddon Sands 389MW) 2014 £1600m 17-24 15  England DONG, SSE [w 2] [4]
Walney 367 102 Siemens SWP 3.6-107 54°03′00″N 3°31′00″W / 54.05000°N 3.51667°W / 54.05000; -3.51667 (Walney 367MW) 2010 £1200m 19-30 14  England DONG, SSE, OPW [w 3] [5]
Robin Rigg 180 60 × Vestas V90-3.0MW 54°45′00″N 3°43′00″W / 54.75000°N 3.71667°W / 54.75000; -3.71667 (Robin Rigg 180MW) 2010 £396m 0-12 11  England E.ON [w 4][1][6][7][8]
Ormonde 150 30 × REpower 5MW 54°06′00″N 3°24′00″W / 54.10000°N 3.40000°W / 54.10000; -3.40000 (Ormonde 150MW) 2012 £552m 17-22 9.5  England Vattenfall [w 5] [9]
Barrow 90 30 × Vestas V90-3.0MW 53°59′00″N 3°17′00″W / 53.98333°N 3.28333°W / 53.98333; -3.28333 (Barrow 90MW) 2006 £123m 15-20 7  England DONG [w 6] [10]
Burbo Bank 90 25 × Siemens SWP 3.6-107 53°29′00″N 3°11′00″W / 53.48333°N 3.18333°W / 53.48333; -3.18333 (Burbo Bank 90MW) 2007 £90m 32-35% 0-6 7  England DONG [w 7][1][11][7][12][13]p95
Rhyl Flats 90 25 × Siemens SWP 3.6-107 53°22′00″N 3°39′00″W / 53.36667°N 3.65000°W / 53.36667; -3.65000 (Rhyl Flats 90MW) 2009 £198m 4-15 8  Wales Npower (UK) (RWE) [w 8] [1][7][14]
North Hoyle 60 30 × Vestas V80-2MW 53°26′00″N 3°24′00″W / 53.43333°N 3.40000°W / 53.43333; -3.40000 (North Hoyle 60MW) 2003 £80m 33-36% 5-12 7  Wales Npower (UK) (RWE) [w 9] [1][7][13][15]p43
Arklow Bank 25 7 × GE Wind Energy 3.6MW 52°47′20″N 5°56′56″W / 52.78889°N 5.94889°W / 52.78889; -5.94889 (Arklow Bank 25MW) 2004 2-5 10  Ireland SSE Airtricity [w 10][1][16]


  • "Cap." is the rated nameplate capacity of the wind farm
  • "When" is the year when the windfarm was commissioned and put into service.
  • "Cost" is the total capital cost of the project up to commissioning.
  • "Cap. Fac." is the average capacity factor, i.e. the average power generated by the windfarm, as a percentage of its nameplate capacity.
  • "km to shore" is the average distance of the windfarm to shore, or (where available) the distance from the in-farm transformer/substation to the shore
  • "Depth range (m)" is the range of minimum to maximum depths of water that the windfarm is sited in
  • "Refs" cite the source references for the information. The [w ...] footnotes link to each windfarm's own home page

Windfarm home pages[edit]

  1. ^ Gwynt y Môr
  2. ^ West of Duddon Sands
  3. ^ Walney Offshore Windfarm
  4. ^ Robin Rigg
  5. ^ Ormonde, Irish Sea
  6. ^ Barrow Offshore Wind Farm
  7. ^ Burbo Bank
  8. ^ Rhyl Flats
  9. ^ North Hoyle
  10. ^ --

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Operational offshore wind farms in Europe, end 2009 EWEA. Retrieved: 23 October 2010.
  2. ^ Steve Kopits and Adam Westwood. Offshore Wind: Time for a Market Take-off? Renewable Energy World, 8 October 2009, Table 1.
  3. ^ Gwynt y Môr (UK) offshore wind farm 4C . Retrieved: 9 February 2015.
  4. ^ West of Duddon Sands (UK) offshore wind farm 4C . Retrieved: 9 February 2015.
  5. ^ Walney 1, Walney 2 4C . Retrieved: 9 February 2015.
  6. ^ Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm, Kent, United Kingdom Power Technology. Retrieved: 7 November 2010.
  7. ^ a b c d RenewableUK operational wind farm List Archived 2012-11-02 at the Wayback Machine. BWEA. Retrieved: 7 November 2010.
  8. ^ Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (United Kingdom) 4C . Retrieved: 7 November 2010.
  9. ^ Ormonde (UK) offshore wind farm 4C . Retrieved: 9 February 2015.
  10. ^ Barrow Offshore Wind Farm (UK) 4C . Retrieved: 9 February 2015.
  11. ^ Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm, Kent, United Kingdom Power Technology. Retrieved: 7 November 2010.
  12. ^ Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm (United Kingdom) 4C . Retrieved: 7 November 2010.
  13. ^ a b Dunford et al. UK Renewable Energy Data, Issue 10 Renewable Energy Foundation, 29 July 2010. Accessed: 30 September 2011.
  14. ^ Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm (United Kingdom) 4C . Retrieved: 7 November 2010.
  15. ^ North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm (United Kingdom) 4C . Retrieved: 7 November 2010.
  16. ^ Arklow Bank Offshore Wind Farm (Ireland) 4C . Retrieved: 7 November 2010.