H&W changes Belfast Skyline

Tuesday 06 November 2018

At the end of June 2018 the first of 18 jacket foundations was lifted out of its horizontal assembly location in the Building Dock, turned into an upright position and lifted to the quayside ready for the Transition Piece (TP) to be installed.

First jacket foundation is moved - click to view video

Second jacket is moved - click to view lift from a different angle

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There are now a number of jackets on the quayside in various stages of assembly, standing tall alongside (and almost as tall as) Samson.

To remind, the 18 jackets being assembled are 3-sided jacket foundations which will be installed on the sea-bed offshore the coast of East Anglia, England.  The TP on the top of the jacket provides a platform onto which the tower is positioned, with the nacelle/motor/gearbox and blades on the very top, harnessing wind energy which is connected back to land via a substation and subsea cables.