Ormonde, Irish Sea

Ormonde Wind Farm is an offshore project located in the Irish Sea, around 10km from the coast at Barrow-in-Furness in the north-west of the UK. In 2014, the project produced enough electricity to power around 126,000 UK homes*.

The Wind Farm Operations and Maintenance (O&M) facility is located on the dockside in Barrow Harbour. The building and quayside facilities have been in use since summer 2010.

68% of the tier 1 contracts were awarded to UK companies during construction, with more than 800 UK jobs supported through the project.

(*based on most recent statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change showing that annual UK average domestic household consumption is 4,192kWh).

Innovation at Ormonde

Photo of Ormonde off-shore wind farm


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)

Constructing an offshore wind farm

Meet Matthew Green, Client Project Manager at Ormonde

Last updated: 2014-10-14 15:15