A Prime Hub for the Offshore Wind Community.

Cammell Laird’s vision is to maintain its position as a prime hub for the offshore wind and floating offshore wind sector.

Cammell Laird is superbly located to offer fabrication, construction, maintenance and port services to developers and service companies.

Operating one of the largest modular construction halls in Europe, Cammell Laird has the capability to build large structures for the offshore wind sector.

The facilities non tidal wet basin can be used to load units into the cargo hold of a vessel with no tidal restrictions. The facility can also load structures on to the deck of a barge for transportation across the globe.

Cammell Laird’s 32-acre facility can also be used as base port for the construction and pre-assembly of wind turbines, and to load structures onto vessels such as barges.

Case study: Gwynt y Môr Wind Farm

In October 2012, Cammell Laird became the base port for the construction of the Gwynt y Môr wind farm in the Irish Sea.

Gwynt y Môr is the fifth largest offshore wind farm in the world and is a shared investment between partners RWE Innogy, Stadtwerke München GmbH and Siemens.

Cammell Laird undertook a programme of investments worth £10 million to enhance the facility’s offshore capabilities. The investment included the creation of much deeper berths to enable the facility’s quays to accommodate the world’s largest offshore support vessels operating in the Irish Sea.

A heavy load out quay was also constructed, one of a very small number constructed to handle weights of up to 5,000 tonnes.

With wind farm monopiles and transition pieces weighing up to 700 tonnes each, and substations up to 2,000 tonnes, Cammell Laird now has the infrastructure, location, skills and capacity to support wind farm construction across Europe.


Foundations for wind turbines


Meters tip height above Sea level


Megawatt wind farm

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