Load-out of the first six transition pieces (TPs) built by Offshore Structures (Britain) Ltd. for the Walney Extension offshore wind farm is expected to start around 16 January, according to a spokesperson from OSB.
The company, a Teesside-based joint venture between EEW SPC and Bladt Industries, will deliver a total of 40 transition pieces for the project which will comprise 87 turbines, with Bladt Industries producing the remaining 47.
OSB, which was officially opened in September 2015, also fabricated 16 transition pieces for Burbo Bank Extension, the first offshore project to utilise MHI Vestas 8MW turbines, scheduled to be fully operational soon.
Earlier this month Bladt Industries signed a contract with DONG Energy for 96 transition pieces for the Hornsea Project ONE, 56 of which will be made at Offshore Structures (Britain) Ltd.
Offshore WIND Staff; Image: Offshore Structures (Britain)