Massive crane lifting a transition piece

Massive crane lifting a transition piece

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Credit: ASHLEY COOPER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: A massive crane lifts a 320 tonne transition piece onto the deck of the jack up barge, The Goliath ready to take out to the Walney Offshore windfarm project, off Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, UK. When finished it will have 102, 3.6 MW turbines, giving a total capacity of the Walney project of 367.2 MW, enough to power 320,000 homes. The rotor diameter of the turbines is 107m for Walney 1 and 120 m for Walney 2. The wind farm is owned and constructed by Dong Energy.

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