Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm

Development of Ormonde saw the first deployment of 5MW turbines in UK waters. 

Project background

Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm is located in the Irish Sea, around 10km from the coast at Barrow-in-Furness in the North-West of the UK.

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In 2015, Vattenfall entered a partnership with Swedish pension group AMF. The partnership agreement means that AMF own a 49% share and Vattenfall continues to operate the wind farm as the majority shareholder. Vattenfall’s partnership strategy aims at supporting wind growth and the shift to renewables.
The Operations and Maintenance (O&M) facility for the wind farm is located on the dockside in Barrow Harbour. More than 800 UK jobs have been supported through the development, construction and operation of the project. 

Innovation at Ormonde

Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm has innovation running through it, including:

  • First commercial deployment of one of the world's largest 'market-ready' wind turbines, the 5MW REpower
  • First commercial deployment of steel jacket foundations fabricated in Scotland by Burntisland Fabrication
  • Longest 'single-pull' electricity export cable installation in UK waters (42km)

Out & About

At Vattenfall, we like to be good neighbours, so community engagement is important at all stages of our projects. Please read on to find out what the Ormonde team have been up to.

Wind Turbines
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Turbine capacity (in MW)
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Turbine blade & rotor recovery

Work to recover the blades and rotor of a wind turbine from the seabed, following an incident late last year during planned maintenance has been successful. Please click the link below for more information.


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Christine Parkes
Team Assistant

See also

Image of rows of wind turbines located in the blue ocean.

In Kent, we have a cluster of three offshore wind farms.

Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm

Planning projects to deliver electricity to more than 4m UK homes.

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

A hub of offshore wind innovation.