The first foundation was installed today at the 210MW Westermost Rough offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea, said developer Dong Energy.
The first of
35 monopiles was put in place by installation vessel GeoSea Innovation.
will support the wind farm’s 6MW Siemens offshore wind turbines when they go in
later this year – the first major commercial deployment of the new machine.
is being managed out of the east of England port of Grimsby.
Duncan Clark, Westermost Rough's
programme director said: “This is a significant point on the project, and the
first foundation installed really kicks off a critical time for construction.
“Work now moves into a very
busy and complicated phase over the coming months as we continue to install
foundations, get ready to receive and install the offshore substation, begin to
lay the cables that connect the turbines to the national grid, and then later
in the summer, begin the installation of the turbines themselves.”