The wind farm will help address the issue of climate change. With a total capacity of 389MW, West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm is making a substantial contribution to British renewable energy production.
Approximately 270,000 households or one and a half times the number of households in Cumbria can be provided with clean energy from the wind farm. The project makes a considerable contribution to the domestic UK target of reducing CO2 emissions.
Because of its size, West of Duddon Sands makes a noticeable positive contribution to a problem of global importance, securing clean renewable energy for more than 270,000 UK households.
The scale of the offshore windfarms currently envisaged in the UK is far larger than in any other country in the world. A wind farm project of this size will contribute significantly to a low carbon future, job creation, and an update of the British energy infrastructure.
Barrow is base for O&M
The operation and maintenance facilities are situated at ABP port in Barrow-in-Furness, and include office facilities, warehouse, pontoon for service vessels and a helicopter base.