Installation of Alstom’s Haliade 150 Delayed (Belgium)
Installation of Alstom’s 6MW Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine at the Belwind offshore wind farm has been delayed because of some unexpected problems that occurred during the civil works, the company told Offshore WIND.
The wind turbine was scheduled to be completely installed in July, however, pile dredging and grouting of the jacket installation have taken a large part of the slot that Alstom had with the jack-up vessel ‘Pacific Osprey’, which could not be extended.
The company added that it will resume with the planned work within the coming weeks, as it found a solution in the form of another vessel.
Subject to weather conditions, it is now expected that the wind turbine will be installed by early October.
Alstom and Belgian developer, Belwind, have signed a cooperation agreement to install, connect to the grid, operate and maintain one Haliade 150 wind turbine at the Belwind wind farm, which hosts 55 wind turbines.
Dredging Today Staff, August 30, 2013