History

Project background

‚ÄčThe project was awarded to Morecambe Wind Ltd in December 2003; - consisting of Elsam, Eurus Energy and ScottishPower as part of the Round 2 development programme.

The consent according to Section 36 of the Electricity Act was given on 4 September 2008 for the construction and operation of an offshore generating station: Wind turbines; inter-array cables, met masts and offshore substations.

The Joint Operations Agreement between Scottish Power Renewables and DONG Energy was signed in March 2010, and the final investment decision was made in June 2011.

 

The first turbine was erected in 2013 and full power was achieved in October 2014, with the inauguration by Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey occuring shortly afterwards.