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The first of 108 Siemens 3.6MW turbines has been successfully installed at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, a 50/50 joint venture between DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables.
 
On Friday 27th September the West of Duddon Sands team completed installation of the first turbine in the 389MW project.  Over the coming months, 107 further turbines will be installed by the Sea Installer and Pacific Orca, with the wind farm expected to be fully completed in 2014. The components for the wind farm are stored at the bespoke offshore wind installation and pre-assembly facility at Belfast Harbour. Offshore work is being carried out by the installation vessels Swire Blue Ocean’s Pacific Orca and the Sea Installer owned by A2SEA.  Working in tandem, Sea Installer is currently installing the wind turbines with Pacific Orca scheduled to finish foundation installation around the end of October 2013.
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