Tug BRENT and Barge ABJV4 with system tower elements on the way to offshore wind farm „London Array“ waits in Cuxhaven for better weather
This photo was taken in the morning at bad weather.
Later came the sun :-))
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Design: Robert Allen RA 3200.W
Flag: The Netherlands
Port of Registry: IJmuiden
Owner: Iskes, Salvage & Towage, IJmuiden, The Netherlands
Year built: 2009
Built by: Gebr Kooiman Scheepswerf BV, Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
Length: 32.10m, 33.10m with fenders
Beam: 12.00m, 12.80m with fenders
Air draft: 21.00m
Gross tonnage: 499 tons
Bollard pull: 83 tons
Type of propulsion: 2 x Wärtsilä / Lips 275 CP
Main engines: 2 × Type 12 ABC DZC
Engine power: 7200 bhp
Bow thruster: 280 bhp
Speed: 13.5 knots
Accommodation: 7 beds
The London Array is an offshore wind farm under construction in the outer Thames Estuary in the United Kingdom. With 1,000 megawatt (MW) nameplate capacity, it is expected to become the world's largest offshore wind farm.The site is 17.77 miles (28.60 km) off the North Foreland on the Kent coast in the area of Long Sand and Kentish Knock,and will cover 90 square miles (230 km2) between Margate in Kent and Clacton in Essex. The first foundation was installed in March 2011and phase I is expected to be completed end 2012 at a cost of €2.2 billion and will deliver a capacity of 630MW.
Their foundations are built by the joint venture between Per Aarsleff - Denmark- and Bilfinger Berger Ingenieurbau - Germany. The same company supply and install monopiles.