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  • Ramsgate builder extends wind farm base

    2015-05-05 | Press release
    Category: Wind farms, UK | Tags: Kentish Flats, Offshore

    BEC starts build on Vattenfall's offshore wind farm operations centre

  • Quality control – concrete

    2015-05-05 | Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project
    Now that that concrete pouring has resumed onsite following the wet and cold weather, we thought we would give you an insight into how our construction team ensure the turbine foundations will be fit for purpose. Our site team take quality control extremely seriously. There are two concrete pours in each turbine foundation that can Read more...
  • Offshore construction starts on Kent wind farm

    2015-05-05 | Press release
    Category: Wind farms | Tags: Kentish Flats

    Vattenfall’s Kentish Flats Extension only UK offshore wind farm to be built in 2015

  • Meanwhile – back in Sheerness

    2015-05-03 | Kentishflatsextension blog feed
    The next two monopiles/cages will be collected from the Port of Sheerness.    After talking about it for four  years, it was nice to see the foundations in the county where they belong (and at a local port). Featured photo shows Adam Ezzamel (Foundations Package Manager) and Melanie Rogers (Local Communications) – looking happy!
  • One down – fifteen to go!

    2015-05-03 | Kentishflatsextension blog feed
    Jack up vessel on site and the first foundation was installed in the early hours of the morning – with little fuss!    This is a great start to the project and puts us nicely on schedule which is a good sign for the rest of the development. More to follow as and when it happens.
  • Go transformers!

    2015-05-01 | Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project
    Over the last two Sundays the first two of 80 transformers for the project were successfully delivered by our grid contractors ABB. Each of these transformers weighs 125,000kg, is six metres wide and eight metres long. The abnormal loads were escorted the 25.5 miles to site by the police from Swansea Docks to Hirwaun Industrial Estate as a safety precaution Read more...
  • Today really is ‘all about that base’

    2015-05-01 | Kentishflatsextension blog feed
    After four years, today is the day.  Our first two foundations will arrive on site this afternoon aboard ‘The Neptune’.  Locals – keep an eye on the water for the featured vessel.   The work is planned to start early evening and last for a few weeks (subject to weather).   Some noise will be heard from shore Read more...
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