BAM Nutall has completed the roof panel installation on the five self-installing gravity base foundations being constructed for EDF Energy Renewables’ 41.5MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator (BOD) wind farm.
Royal BAM Group won a contract to design, fabricate and install five full-size gravity base foundations on the offshore wind farm located 5.7km off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland.
The foundation design utilises ‘self-installing’ technology, which has been developed by two BAM companies, BAM Nuttall and BAM Infra. The design of the foundations was undertaken by BAM Infraconsult.
The foundations are built in the Neptune dry dock on the Tyne and will then be floated and sunk into position using tugs.
The project is due for completion during summer 2017.
The development has consent for up to 15 turbines.