MHI Vestas Shifts Into Overdrive at Belfast Harbour (Gallery)

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is making a maximum use of its Burbo Bank Extension load-out and pre-assembly site at the Belfast Harbour today.

The Belfast Harbour has shared images of three vessels being loaded by components which will make up some of the 32 MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW turbines to be installed at the site in Liverpool Bay, some 8 kilometers offshore.

These are the largest ever offshore wind turbines to be used on a wind farm.

A2SEA’s Sea Installer, as well as the multipurpose deck cargo carriers Simone and Aura have all been ”caught” today calling at the site for a fresh shipment of turbine components.

Sea Installer installed the first of 32 wind turbines in early September. The entire installation process is expected to last around three months.

DONG Energy, the owner and developer of the 258MW wind farm, plans to put the wind farm into full operation in 2017.

Burbo Bank Extension is an addition to the operational 90MW Burbo Bank wind farm.

Images: Belfast Harbour/Twitter