Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm is a home of innovation.

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

Image of wind turbines being built in the sea.

Ormonde wind farm

In 2015 Vattenfall entered a partnership with Swedish pension group AMF. The partnership agreement means that AMF own a 49% share. Vattenfall continue to operate the wind farm as the majority shareholder. Vattenfall’s partnership strategy aims at supporting wind growth and the shift to renewables.
The Wind Farm Operations and Maintenance (O&M) facility 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. 

In it's lifetime Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm has generated over 1939.5GWh.

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)

Key facts

Electricity capacity 150 MW
Annual electricity generations 485 GMW
No of turbines 30
Operational since 2011
Number of homes equivalent 100,000


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Louise Smith
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