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Harwich - Felixstowe Docks  27 September 2009

 

Shotley update 8 and 30 October 2009

Harwich 26 September and ferry to Felixstowe 27 September 2009

Felixstowe Docks from Shotley 18, 22 and 24 Sep 2009

Harwich & Felixstowe updates 27 Nov 2009, 15 Nov 2010 & 12 Dec 2010

 

 

Real-time locations of shipping, with speed directions and destination ... and names.

 

Port of Felixstowe shipping arrivals

 

Estelle Maersk's  efficient engines BBC report  

 

Massive pollution of marine engines

 

 

Harwich 27 November 2009

 

 

 

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A barge full of turbine components for Gunfleet Sands anchors on the Felixstowe side of the Haven, and against the tug their size can be gauged.

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Shotley towards Harwich 15 November 2010

 

Looking towards Parkeston on a wintry afternoon; the upright components are clear to see.

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Harwich 12 December 2010

 

 

 

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The storage area at Parkeston (Harwich in Essex) is full with turbine blades, uprights and hubs. This time last year they were for the completion of Gunfleet I & II, now with its 48 turbines producing 172MW. These are bound for the Greater Gabbard wind farm off Orford in Suffolk. It will have 140 turbines generating 504MW. An extension, Galloper, will add another 504MW of capacity in due course.

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Close-ups of the kit, brought in from Belgium and then loaded onto the jack-up rigs, such as Leviathan, and with components for one turbine, move to the monopod base already installed and complete the turbine.

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There is plenty of work in the North Sea to keep this facility busy for many years, with Greater Gabbard and then Galloper, to be dwarfed by East Anglia ONE, the first phase of a super-massive 7,200MW offshore wind farm. In the more immediate future will be work for London Array I & II.

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Suffolk Essex Harwich Shotley Felixstowe Docks River Stour shipping containers  wind farm offshore Gunfleet Sands jack up rig wind turbines blades

 

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