Smulders Projects at Wallsend

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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:59 am

The changing skyline at Smulders 19/08/2017

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Tripod base units under construction

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Barge UR902 loaded with one base unit

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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:56 pm

Barge UR902 loaded with two base units 06/09/2017 am.

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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:40 pm

Barge UR902 loaded with two base units 06/09/2017 pm.
Tugs ERACLEA, SVITZER SUN and FORTH start to move the barge off the berth.

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ERACLEA leads the way.

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FORTH and SVITZER SUN on the tail of the barge

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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:30 am

Empty barge UR99 inwards from Nigg Bay towed by UNION SOVEREIGN 08/09/2017

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FORTH and SVITZER TYNE on the back of the barge

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it was quite a windy afternoon so SVITZER SUN was also around just in case

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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:56 pm

General view of the Smulders facility 13/09/2017

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The tripod bases are growing. They look much stronger than the quads.

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Barge UR99 is back alongside and already loaded with two more quads.

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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:51 am

Overall view of the Smulders site 15/09/2017 showing barge UR99 ready to go, but the sailing was postponed.

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Barge UR97 now alongside ready to be loaded

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A white gantry crane has a "quad" suspended beneath it.
The quads are constructed on the left of the photo and then shifted across to the right where they are up ended by the big crane.

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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:44 am

The tripods are still taking shape 23/09/2017.

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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:06 am

Barge UR902 back alongside at Smulders 27/09/2017

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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:09 am

A selection of yellow cans at Smulders 27/09/2017 they appear to be used as the anchors for the tripod wind turbine bases now being built at the yard.

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Re: Smulders Projects at Wallsend

Postby Whickham » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:02 am

Tops for the Tripods arrived by barge OSPREY CARRIER II 30/09/2017.
The barge was towed by MULTRATUG 20 and assisted by FORTH and SVITZER SUN.

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Photo by Kevin Blair

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Photo by Kevin Blair

Looking at the following photo, on the left there appears to be tall "cans" (base units) and short "cans" which I hadn't appreciated before.

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Photo by Kevin Blair

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