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Mounting giant cones for wind farm Blyth Offshore

Published 08 September 2017

Last month, BAM installed five submersible wind turbine foundations on the bottom of the North Sea. The foundations are now on a leveled ground at a depth of 38 meters. We supplied prefabricated pipework Ø200 with special, custom made spools from PE. These are mounted in the pipeline system for the innovative submersible wind turbine foundations.

In the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm on the coast of Blyth (northeast of England) new techniques for offshore wind are being investigated. The pipes we supplied have pumped water and sand. The wind turbine foundations were built in a dry dock in Newcastle. The foundations have a diameter of thirty meters and a tube pile of about sixty meters long.

During the sinking, the foundations are filled with seawater. For this purpose, the HDPE-100 piping system of Rombouts Kunststof Techniek BV is used. With this piping system, the foundations can also be pumped out. The pipes have a very long lifespan and, unlike steel pipes, do not adversely affect life in the sea. At the end of its life, HDPE-100 can be completely recycled.

Source: Company Press Release