What lies beneath… Offshore wind farm – foundations completed

New Energy Focus reports that earlier in August, the last of 51 foundations (or monopiles) including the transition pieces were installed at a new wind farm off the coast of Cumbria.

10 Turbines have already been installed although lately, the weather has slowed efforts, after such good progress was made due to calm weather early at the start of the foundation laying which resulted in the finishing of that stage ahead of schedule.

There are reportedly more than 30 vessels now working in the area, completing the project including a ‘floating hotel’ which provides accommodation for the installation and commissioning crews.

Read the full report here.

It’s great news to see this scale of development reaching such a critical milestone in a difficult environment. Good luck for the rest of the installation.

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