26 Mar '18, 1pm

Scotland Hosts UK Offshore Wind Premiere

The EOWDC in Aberdeen Bay is the first offshore wind project to deploy the foundations at commercial scale with each of the 11 steel jacket foundations weighing in at a weight almost equivalent to ten Boeing 747s. One of the world’s largest and most versatile floating cranes - the 25,000 tonne Asian Hercules III - lifted and installed the first 1,800 tonne structure on Sunday, March 25. Gunnar Groebler, Vattenfall’s senior vice president of Business Area Wind, said, “The EOWDC is a cornerstone of Vattenfall’s and the industry’s drive for innovative cost reduction in offshore wind.” Adam Ezzamel, EOWDC project director for Vattenfall, added, “The first installation of the suction bucket foundations is a major accomplishment for the EOWDC project team, our contractors and the offshore wind industry. “By enabling faster and smarter installation, the technology will drive down...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/scotland-hos...

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