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UTILITY Week 29th September 2017

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18 | 29TH SEPTEMBER - 5TH OCTOBER 2017 | UTILITY WEEK Operations & Assets High viz The final wind turbine was installed at Rampion offshore windfarm this month. Since the first turbine was installed in early March, two jack-up vessels – MPI Discovery and MPI Adventure – have worked tirelessly to install 116 turbines, transporting the components for eight turbines at a time from Esbjerg in Denmark to the site 13km off the Sussex coast. Each turbine consists of an 80m tower weighing about 200 tonnes, which has been lied and positioned onto each foundation; a nacelle fitted to the top of each tower, which houses the generator and gearbox; and three 55m-long blades. The lay and burial of 112km of array cables has also been completed. Towering achievement

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