Deepwater Wind Turbine Installed

Monday, July 16, 2007
The installation of the second deepwater offshore wind turbine was recently celebrated by The Engineering Business (EB). On July 6, 2007, EB's Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Turbine Installation System (BOWTIS) was used by Talisman Energy (UK) Limited in the Moray Firth in Scotland. The REpower 5MW turbine was installed in a single lift from a floating barge, and forms the second half of the Beatrice Wind Farm Demonstrator Project. The first REpower 5MW turbine, also installed using BOWTIS last year, was fully commissioned on May 8. Use of BOWTIS enabled full assembly of the 88m high turbines to take place onshore, which was followed by the safe vertical transit of the 1000 ton turbines and lifting equipment to site; the crane barge was then able to land and align the turbines on their fixed jackets with an impact of less than 0.3g. There are three key elements in the 530 tonne BOWTIS system. The Jacket Interface Frame is fitted to the offshore jacket and provides the landing structure for the turbine. The Turbine Interface Frame provides a base for the turbine on land during assembly and the main lift point. It also incorporates the hydraulic Soft Landing and Alignment System; it looks like a festive Christmas tree stand, but is a colossal 22m in diameter. The third and final element is the Spreader Beam that supports the top of the turbine and routes the lift wires to the turbine base.
Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Offshore

Hercules Offshore Shares Fall 33%

Drilling contractor Hercules Offshore Inc's shares fell as much as 33 percent to a record low on Friday, a day after Deutsche Bank cut its price target on the company's stock to $0.

Brightoil Reports Steady Growth in Interim Results

Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited announced its interim results for the six months ended December 31, 2014, reporting steady growth over the period.   During the period,

Mexico Approves 5 Shallow Water Areas in Round One Oil Tender

Mexico has approved the terms for five shallow water areas containing around 355 million barrels of oil equivalent as part of its Round One tender to open up the country's oil fields,

Cruise Ship Trends

British Queen to Name New Ship

Queen Elizabeth II will christen P&O Cruises’ new flagship Britannia in Southampton, England, on March 10. She will be accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Drowning at Castaway Cay

Police are investigating the apparent drowning of an American cruise ship passenger off at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas - Castaway Cay in the Abacos.

Holland America Line Wins Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards

Holland America Line won top honors in four categories in the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards. The premium cruise line took first place in Best Dining

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1423 sec (7 req/sec)