Armstrong Lyon were successful in the tender to design and supply the Hydraulic levelling equipment for the installation of the transition pieces in the offshore wind turbine farm.
- The project included the supply of 150 specially coated high tonnage cylinders, suitable for subsea installation and hydraulic power packs, running on environmentally friendly hydraulic fluid.
- The design of the system proved to be so effective that levelling was completed in under 3 hours per turbine transition piece.
- Stainless steel couplers and fittings added to the durability of the equipment in a harsh marine environment.
- A greater than £2billion project, Gwynt y Môr will consist of 160 turbines and is being built by RWE Innogy UK (formerly RWE npower renewables) in Liverpool Bay, off the North Wales coast.
- Once operational, Gwynt y Môr will have an installed capacity of 576MW, using Siemens 3.6MW turbines and generators.
- It will be capable of generating enough energy to meet the average annual energy needs of around 400,000 homes.
- The wind farm is due to be fully operational by the end of 2014
Enerpac, Offshore, Projects