MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has shared several photos of the first four of 32 nacelles for DONG Energy’s 258MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm arriving at the company’s pre-assembly site in the Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland.
The first four 390-tonne nacelles arrived to Belfast last night onboard Meriaura’s multipurpose deck cargo carrier Aura.
Work at MHI Vestas’ pre-assembly site in Belfast commenced in April 2016 and since then the first towers have been fully assembled, tested and pre-commissioned, ready for offshore installation.
The first six 80-metre long blades for the project have also recently been delivered to the site. The blades for the V164-8.0 MW turbines were designed, tested and manufactured at the MHI Vestas blade factory on the Isle of Wight.
When completed next year, Burbo Bank Extension will be the first large-scale wind farm to deploy the new MHI Vestas 8.0 MW turbine. The first of the wind farm’s 32 turbines will be installed in September.
The Burbo Bank Extension is being developed by Burbo Bank Extension Ltd which is owned by DONG Energy Wind Power (50%), PKA (25%) and Kirkbi A/S (25%).
The wind farm, located 8 kilometres off the coast in Liverpool Bay, is an addition to the operational 90MW Burbo Bank.
Images: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind