VIDEO: Boskalis in West of Duddon Sands Project

VIDEO: Boskalis in West of Duddon Sands Project

In September, the first turbine was installed at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the East Irish Sea, approximately 14 km from the nearest coast on Walney Island, Cumbria.

A total of 108 wind turbines will be installed by the Sea Installer and Pacific Orca, with the wind farm expected to be fully completed in 2014.

In an Offshore WindForce joint venture, Boskalis Offshore and Volker Stevin Offshore were responsible for the transport and installation of the 108 foundations for the wind farm. Before the monopiles were installed, the Boskalis Rockpiper, the largest fallpipe vessel in the Boskalis fleet, installed 108 perfectly round scour protection filter layers on the seabed.

Offshore WindForce was responsible for the timely delivery of the monopiles and transition pieces from Aalborg in Denmark to Belfast, a journey of 1,500 kilometers. In total, the chartered EIT Palmina undertook 22 voyages to deliver the 108 monopiles and transition pieces. By using the innovative buckets and gripper frames, the world’s largest hydrohammer and state-of-the-art survey equipment, the installation time of the foundations was cut with almost 40%.

VSMC, another joint venture between Boskalis and Volker Wessels is responsible for laying the export cable. After the installation of the cables, a Boskalis fallpipe vessel will place the final scour protection layer around the piles using 95,000 tons of rock.

Check out this video from Boskalis about its work on the West of Duddon Sands project:

Offshore WIND Staff, November 7, 2013; Image: Boskalis

 

Share this article

Follow Offshore Wind

Leave a Reply

Events>

<< Dec 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6

Energy Storage 2019

The conference will bring together senior representatives from European energy suppliers, developers…

read more >

5th Asia Offshore Wind Day 2019

The event will bring together senior executives active in the offshore wind industry in Asia…

read more >

11th Annual Wind Operations Dallas 2019 Conference & Exhibition

Wind Operations Dallas (O&M, Asset Management, Storage) will draw together 100 professional speakers…

read more >

Jobs>

Senior Operations & Maintenance Engineer

The Senior O&M Engineer (Structural) sits within the Asset Integrity Management Department team of Offshore O&M, reporting to a Lead O&M Engineer...

apply

Senior Contract Manager

Here at Scottish Power Renewables we’re committed to remaining a UK leader in renewable energy. As well as investing in our technologies, we are committed to investing in the future of extraordinary people like you...

apply

O&M Lead Contract Manager

Here at Scottish Power Renewables we’re committed to remaining a UK leader in renewable energy. As well as investing in our technologies, we are committed to investing in the future of extraordinary people like you...

apply

Vessels>