10 August 2017
Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) is making progress in the installation of the 84 Jackets for the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, North East of Edingburgh in the North Sea.
The photo above shows the first jacket of Cluster 1 with a weight of 950 Tons being loaded on a barge for shipment to the Offshore location, where it will be installed on the pre-piled foundation piles and grouted by means of the monohull crane vessel Oleg Strashnov.
Photos below: arrival at the Windfarm site offshore alongside the Oleg Strashnov
Three subcontractors: Smulders (BE), Bladt (DK) and BiFab(UK) are building the jackets for SHL for various water depths varying from 40-60 m.
Smulders near Anwerp with its assembly yard near Glasgow has delivered the first barges with jackets and uses the Sarens SGC120 ringcrane for load-out of the jackets onto the transport barges.
Watch the videos below:
BiFab North of Edingburgh is in the process of constructing the rest of the jackets.
The Sarens CC8800 and CC9800 working in tandem to erect the first Wind Turbine jacket at Bifab
Below a Video of the Demonstration Project for the Beatrice Test Windfarm back in 2007:
Beatrice wind farm presentation
Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Gets The Green Light
Gepubliceerd op 1 jul. 2016
Construction of a new 588Mega watt, 84 turbine, offshore windfarm project worth 2.6 Billion pounds has been given the greenlight and will begin in 2017... http://sse.com/newsandviews/allarticl...
Beatrice wind farm Presentation