Offshore wind farm secures helicopter support

DONG Energy has awarded a multi-million pound helicopter support contract for its new offshore wind farm. Babcock Mission Critical Services (MCS) will operate two hoist-equipped helicopters to ferry workers and equipment to and from the Walney Extension wind farm so that essential repair and maintenance work can be completed. The extension to the Walney Wind Farm […]

Green light for Walney offshore wind extension

Plans to increase the size of an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea have been given the green light by the government. The Walney project, off the coast of Cumbria, currently has 102 turbines and a capacity of 367.2MW. DONG Energy wants to add up to an additional 104 turbines, taking the total generating […]

UK green bank’s first fund for offshore wind

The UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB) is set to provide a share of £224 million for its first offshore wind deal. The loan will refinance the purchase of 24.8% of the £1 billion Walney wind farm, located around 14km off the UK coast in the Irish Sea and believed to be one of the largest […]