Dong Energy has announced that the first of 35 monopile foundations for the new Westermost Rough offshore wind farm has been completed.
The 6.5m diameter, 800t monopile was installed by Geo Sea Innovation at the site 8km off the Holderness coast and will support a 6MW turbine that will be installed later this year.
“This is a significant point on the project, and the first foundation installed really kicks off a critical time for construction,” said Dong Energy Westermost Rough programme manager Duncan Clark. “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.”
The construction of the wind farm is being managed from Fish Dock in Grimsby and is expected to be completed in 2015 when it will generate up to 210MW.