Port of Blyth Wind Training Turbine Stands Complete (Video)

The UK’s Port of Blyth has completed the installation of the Vestas V47 turbine at its Bates terminal which will be used for offshore energy training.

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At the end of October, the Port of Blyth announced that it will install the bespoke wind turbine training facility as part of a GBP 1 million investment in training provision aimed at the offshore energy sector.

The investment enabled the UK East coast port to purchase, modify and install the Vestas V47 turbine, develop a dedicated training facility alongside the turbine and purchase specialist equipment.

The turbine features a duplicate nacelle unit for safer use with trainees while the original nacelle is located at ground level for technical training.

The facility will offer the opportunity for realistic training in relation to working at height, rope access, blade repair and inspection techniques, advanced rescue and emergency response simulation.

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