With a capacity of 370 MW, Walney Offshore Windfarm will make a substantial contribution to the British renewable energy production. The wind farm will be constructed during 2010 and 2011 and it is expected that the first year of commercial operation for the Walney 1 will be in 2011 and in autumn 2011 for Walney 2.

“We look forward to working with DONG Energy on this project.” says Gabriel Ruhan, member of the board of Seabed Power. “Once it is operational, the Walney Offshore Windfarm will generate substantial quantities of CO2 neutral energy, and Seabed Power is pleased to play a part in the development of a new generation of clean energy.”

“Seabed Power has an excellent track record for this type of specialised work. Flemming Johansen, Project Manager for grid connection in DONG Energy says: “The proper installation of both the infield and export cables in a wind farm is of critical importance, and we are confident with the experience and expertise which Seabed Power brings to the project.”

Transportation and installation activities undertaken by Seabed Power will commence in April 2010 for Walney 1 and in April 2011 for Walney 2.

Seabed Power is a joint venture of Global Marine Systems Limited and Visser & Smit Marine Contracting. Seabed Power provides subsea power cable installation and maintenance services.