Barrow Offshore Wind Farm was one of the first offshore wind farms built in the UK. Ørsted is a renewable energy company that takes tangible action to create a world that runs entirely on green energy.
Since the early 2000s, Walney Island and Barrow-in-Furness have been synonymous with Offshore Wind Farms. Situated on Britain’s Energy Coast, the town of Barrow-in-Furness is a hub for many of the biggest companies in the field. Britain has more offshore wind farms than anywhere else in the world and Boris Johnson has hailed it as the ‘green industrial revolution’.
Orsted’s Barrow Offshore Wind Farm in the East Irish Sea was one of the first offshore wind farms built in the UK. Operational since 2006, the 30 turbines generate enough power for around 80,000 homes every year. Barrow Wind Farm has now been joined by the Walney, West of Duddon Sands and, one of the biggest wind farms in the world, the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm.
As the UK makes its transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, the renewable energy industry will see huge growth in the coming years. The government is investing almost £100 million creating new wind turbine ports in northeast England and GE Renewable Energy will build a new wind blade factory at a former steelworks in Teesside. The offshore wind workforce is set to grow two and a half times its current size by 2030, from 11,000 to 27,000.
Our enviable location, just 500 meters from The Docks in Barrow-in-Furness, makes us the ideal choice for accommodating contractors and staff in the Renewables and Offshore industry. But we have more to offer than just a convenient location! Our comfortable apartments and flexible approach ensure that you and your team will enjoy your stay with us. If you need a late check-in or are working night shifts and don’t want to be disturbed by housekeeping we can accommodate you. We offer nightly, weekly or monthly stays in our fully serviced apartments and are proud to be your ‘home away from home’.