Turbine installation complete at Sheringham Shoal

July 10, 2012

Turbine installation complete at Sheringham Shoal

The final blade of the eighty-eighth and last wind turbine at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm was bolted into place on the 10th of July 2012, marking one of the final milestones in the construction of this 317MW project in the Greater Wash off the coast of North Norfolk.

The team on-board jack-up Seajacks Leviathan completed the installation of the last turbine on this day and the vessel has demobilised and left the field for her next project. The Leviathan has worked at the site for the past five months completing the erection of the Siemens 3.6MW turbines.

All 88 turbines are now in place and 46 turbines now connected and able to deliver electricity to the national grid, the wind farm is on track to be fully operational this year. The wind farm has been generating electricity since August last year when the first turbine began producing power.

“The completion of every construction stage is the culmination of a huge amount of effort and coordination but the end of the turbine installation phase is a particularly visible and symbolic milestone,” Mr Strømsvåg said.

“It feels good to be in the final phase of development as we have been preparing the Scira organisation in North Norfolk for some time and our local team is eager for the full handover later this year,” he added.

For more information about the project, please visit the Scira website.

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