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Able Seaton Port being preparedMHI Vestas has moved in to Able Seaton Port (ASP) in Hartlepool ready to install 90 of its V164-9.5 MW turbines at the Triton Knoll project, which are due to be installed 32km off the Lincolnshire coast beginning in Q1 next year.
ASP will serve as the turbine logistics and pre-assembly hub for the project, with components expected to arrive from next month. Turbine tower sections, blades and nacelles will be marshalled and pre-assembled at ASP, before being loaded onto vessels for transport to the wind farm. Triton Knoll, the 857MW offshore wind farm, is being built by RWE Renewables in partnership with J-Power and Kansai Electric Power. Each turbine consists of 80m long blades, which are manufactured at MHI Vestas’ facility on the Isle of Wight, and finished at its Fawley plant across the Solent.
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