Photographs of an Offshore Wind Project Under Construction

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Offshore Wind Project Construction in Photos

(Majority of pictures taken at North Hoyle wind project. Special thanks to Gunnar Britse for permission to use his photographs.)

1) Components transported to port

Bladeontruck
(Source: Gunnar Britse, www.windpowerphotos.com)

 

Blade in transit


 

2) Components Readied for Loading onto Barge/Boat 

Materialsstage(Source: Gunnar Britse, www.windpowerphotos.com)

 

Component staging area


 

3) Components Loaded onto Barge/Ship

Loading the rotor in Bergkvara harbour for sea transport out to the site Yttre Stengrund(Source: Gunnar Britse, www.windpowerphotos.com)

 

Jack-up barge being loaded with nacelle, rotor, blades


 

 

4) On Route to Offshore Wind Site

Materialscarriedtosite
(Source: Gunnar Britse, www.windpowerphotos.com)
Rotor, blades, and towers in transit

 

 

5) Foundation Installation

Layingthefoundation
(Source: Gunnar Britse, www.windpowerphotos.com)
Jack-up barge installing monopile foundation
layingfoundations2
(Source: Gunnar Britse, www.windpowerphotos.com)

 

6) Tower Erection

TowerConstruction1
(Source: Gunnar Britse, www.windpowerphotos.com)

Jack-up barge installing first section of wind tower

Towerconstruction2
(Source: Gunnar Britse, www.windpowerphotos.com)

Workers awaiting second portion of wind tower
Towerconstruction3
(Source: Gunnar Britse, www.windpowerphotos.com)
Crane putting final section of wind tower in place

 

7) Nacelle Installation

Nacelle Lift
(Source: Gunnar Britse, www.windpowerphotos.com)

 

Crane lifting nacelle onto tower with workers awaiting


 

8) Blade Installation

bladeontotower
(Source: Gunnar Britse,
www.windpowerphotos.com)

Jack-up barge installing final blade


9) Completed Turbine Erection

complete

(Source: Gunnar Britse, www.windpowerphotos.com)