Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm

Westermost Rough

The wind farm has a capacity of 210 MW, made up of 35 Siemens 6MW turbines

About Westermost Rough

 The Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm is one of the Round 2 projects and is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50%) and its partners Marubeni Corporation (25%) and the UK Green Investment Bank (25%).

The offshore wind farm is situated 8km off the Yorkshire Coast, north of Hull and contains 35 turbines of 6MW capacity, covering a total area of 35km2 and providing enough electricity to power around 180,000 UK homes.

 

Technology 

 

The Project marks the first commercial deployment of the Siemens 6MW turbine with a 154m rotor span. The 35 turbines are 177m tall from sea level to the highest reach of the blade tips, which is taller than the Humber Bridge.

 

Benefits

It is estimated that the Westermost Offshore Wind Farm will be able to provide 210MW of electricity, which is enough to fulfil the requirements of approximately 180,000 British households. The Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm makes a significant contribution to the UK government renewable energy goals.

The offshore wind farm will also result in an annual reduction of approximately 264,429 tonnes of CO2, which would otherwise be produced by a power station using fossil fuels. This reduction significantly helps to fulfil the UK's commitment to reducing CO2 emissions.

 

History

 

2007: DONG Energy was awarded an agreement for lease from The Crown Estate to develop a wind farm at Westermost Rough

 

2012: Consent awarded

 

February 2013: Final investment decision made

 

2013: Onshore construction began

 

2014: Offshore construction began

 

August 2014: First turbine erected

 

September 2014: First power generated

 

July 2015: Inauguration

​Operations and Maintenance

Westermost Rough operations and maintenance base 

Following commercial completion of Westermost Rough in September 2015, the operations and maintenance team are based out of facilities at the Royal Dock in Grimsby where they will manage the upkeep of the project for its 25 year lifetime.

Construction of the new offices and warehouse began in January 2014 and was completed at the end of the same year. Around 100 employees are based at the Grimsby site offices, which also has new pontoon access for 3 crew transfer vessels.