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First look at Bam’s concrete turbine bases

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Bam has released a new photo of its innovative self-installing concrete gravity bases for turbines at a Northumberland offshore wind farm.

The bases have been designed on behalf of EDF Energy Renewables and they will be floated into position by a tug boat and then sunk off the coast of Blyth. Each base weighs 13,000t and is constructed from concrete and steel.

These are the first wind turbine bases of their kind ever built and have an overall height of 60m, with a 30m diameter.

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