Wind turbine ship
|Brian Dickinson 1||03/10/2020 17:50:20|
245 forum posts
This monster came into Holyhead -I think for shelter.
it’s not easy to get pictures as the harbour is restricted access.
It towers above the surrounding buildings
|Ray Wood 2||03/10/2020 18:33:52|
2167 forum posts
That wind turbine planting ship must be a beast when it jacks it's self out of the water.
The South coast is littered with turbines now !! I wonder how many years of power generation it takes to pay back the build & erection costs ?? 😲
Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 03/10/2020 18:40:03
|Francis Macnaughton||03/10/2020 22:37:04|
|110 forum posts||
|Ray Wood 2||04/10/2020 07:27:24|
2167 forum posts
That's much faster pay back than I expected, let's hope the wind keeps blowing 😀
|Brian Dickinson 1||04/10/2020 07:38:05|
245 forum posts
Hi there was a program about it a while back. They pin point it when setting up.
There are 100 turbines in Liverpool bay. At night it looks like a city at sea especially with the gas platforms all lit up.
Shame I could not get nearer to take more pictures.
|ashley needham||04/10/2020 10:26:51|
6833 forum posts
I talked to some offshore electrical engineers last year. They reckon that once the ground station has been fitted, and the main pole, the top and blades go on in a day (or it might have been just the blades??). If you think about it, they have to otherwise the out of balance forces of half fitted hub in an overnight wind might be disastrous.
Drove past some turbine blades a few years ago. Like jumbo jet wings. unimaginably huge....and according to the engineers, they were getting bigger.
Its surprising the proportion of our overall power generation comes from offshore windmills.
A novel pond model!!! (if a bit useless)
|Kip Woods||05/10/2020 16:49:01|
277 forum posts
If you are interested in building such a model, contact 'Mobile Marine Models', they could put you in touch with Adrian who has built & displayed a model of a 'Jack up ship', which may inspire you.
Edited By Kip Woods on 05/10/2020 16:49:25
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