Jan De Nul Group to supply installation vessel to install turbines for Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Project
Near to the port of Blyth in Northumberland in the UK, an offshore wind farm will be developed by EDF Energy Renewables. MHI Vestas have been asked to deliver five of the largest wind turbines ever manufactured in the world (V164-8.0 MW) turbines, and these will be installed using the by Jan De Nul Group Installation Vessel. the vessel Vole au vent will be mobilized to execute the turbine installation. “Jan De Nul is one of the first to install this new mega turbine and is of course very proud to be a part of this innovative demonstrator project and to work for one of the most important players in the market,” explains Peter De Pooter, Area Manager Renewables at Jan De Nul Group.
The 41.5 MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project is being developed by EDF Energy Renewables and is the first offshore wind power project to utilize 66kV electrical infrastructure and hybrid gravity-monopile foundations. It will be installed in water depths up to 45 m approximately 5.7 km off the coast of Blyth, north of Newcastle in the UK. The installation is expected in Q3 2017.