Walney is located 15km off Walney Island, Cumbria, in the Irish Sea. Each wind farm contains 51 turbines.
The energy created by Walney 1 & 2 can provide clean energy for around 320,000 UK households. In 2010 the Seajacks Kraken entered into a contract with DONG Energy for 6 months’ work on the Walney 1 offshore wind farm. By the end of the first stage, the Kraken had installed 47 wind turbines.
Additional Project Information
In 2011, Seajacks Kraken and Leviathan were contracted to work in tandem on the Walney 2 wind farm. Both vessels were modified for the project with 100T blade rack. Kraken’s transit from Mostyn on the West Coast to Harwich on the East Coast took just 4 days. A non self-propelled vessel of similar dimensions would have taken weeks for this transit.