West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm

06 Apr 2022: A  rotor including three blades has separated from the nacelle of one of the offshore wind turbines at the Anholt offshore wind farm and fallen into the sea. No one has been injured. The relevant authorities have been notified about the incident. Orsted are investigating the incident and suggest relevant authorities to establish ‘no-sail zones’ at all Orsted offshore wind farms that use the same turbine as at Anholt, namely a Siemens-Gamesa 3.6 MW - 4 MW wind turbine. So far, the investigation has not pointed to a systemic cause of the issue. The assets continue to operate as normal with the relevant safety protocols, and customers in the relevant markets will not be affected.  Besides Anholt, the offshore wind farms with ‘no-sail zones’ are: West of Duddon Sands, Lincs, Gunfleet Sands, Burbo Bank and Walney 1 & 2, all in the UK, Borkum Riffgrund 1 in Germany, and Avedøre Holme in Denmark.
Location:
United Kingdom
Status:
Fully Commissioned
Capacity:
389 MW
4C Offshore | Location Map: Lat(53.984) Lon(-3.464)

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General Information
Name
West of Duddon Sands
Other Names
West Duddon
Country
United Kingdom
Development Status
Fully Commissioned
Category or Round
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Comments
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Developers/Owners/Operators
Type
Organisation
Operator-Offshore Transmission
Operator-Offshore Transmission
Owner-Offshore Transmission

Offshore Construction Starts
Submitted For Consent
Consent Authorised
Financial Close
First Power
Full Commissioning
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Revenue Details
Revenue
GBP 147.56/MWh (EUR 175.26/MWh)

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Power & Turbines
Windfarm Capacity
389 MW
Turbine Model
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Other Turbine(s) Used
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Foundations on Wind Farm
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Location & Environment
Sea Name
Irish Sea
Latitude
53.98408°
Longitude
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Ports
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Grid
Number of Offshore Platform(s)
1
Shared Platform Type
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Onshore Cables
Number of Onshore Cables
6
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