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Bladt loads out last transition pieces

Bladt IndustriesThe final load-out of transition pieces for the Walney Extension project took place at Bladt Industries site in the Port of Aalborg over the weekend. This was the last of the 47 transitions pieces Bladt was commissioned to construct for the DONG Energy project.

The project was initiated in the last quarter of 2015 as Bladt was awarded a contract by EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH. Fabrication kicked off in the second quarter of 2016.

Offshore Structures Britain is fabricating the remaining 40 transition pieces for the project.

The Walney Extension project will have a capacity of 659MW and is situated 19km off the British coast in the Irish Sea. The wind farm is being implemented across two phases with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind set to supply 40 V164-8.0 MW turbines for installation during the first phase followed by a further 47 Siemens SWT-7.0-154 turbines during the second phase.

Installation of the 87 monopile foundations is ongoing with over 40% installed. The work being carried out by Van Oords heavy lift vessel Aeolus .

Once complete, scheduled for 2019, the project is expected to be capable of meeting the electricity needs of more than 500,000 UK homes.

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