Offshore wind farm steelworks complete
AJ Engineering has just completed some steelwork for BAM Nuttall Ltd who are currently constructing the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator (BOD) wind farm off the North East coast of England for EDF Energy Renewables.
The project will comprise an offshore wind farm located 5.7km off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland and will provide enough low carbon electricity to power 34,000 homes.
AJE’s role was to supply the steelwork for the internals of the concrete bases which support the wind turbines.
The hollow bases are created in a dry dock, then the turbine is placed on top and together they are then floated out to sea, allowing the bases to fill with water to sink to the sea bed. This is the first time this innovative approach has been used in an off-shore project.
The development has consent for up to 15 turbines and the initial work will comprise the installation of five turbines.