7 Month project Nov 09 – June 10

Thanet Offshore Wind Farm

An Interim HSE Manager was provided by InterFace to co-ordinate health, safety and environmental activities at the pre-assembly site in Dunkerque, France. This was to support construction of the Thanet Offshore wind farm in the UK.

Tasks included daily toolbox talks, compliance auditing of all activities and contractors on the site, attending weekly progress meetings, testing emergency procedures, provision of advice and support to the construction manager, site engineer, supervisors as well as mechanical/electrical technicians and lifting contractors, overseeing site security, safety intervention, development/delivery of training material, implementation of environmental management system elements, delivering site inductions, overseeing corporate HSE reporting, responding to safety alerts and facilitating responses to hazard observations.

Support was also provided at the commissioning site in Ramsgate, UK

SCALE 84,000m2 quay space

Pre-assembly activities
Towers delivered in sections and assembled into one section, standing vertical at the quay ready for load out.
Hubs assembled to the nacelles and prepared for load out.
Blades prepared and loaded into the blade stacking system.

Components
100 towers, height 54 meters, 107 tonnes
100 nacelles, V90-3mv, mk9, 90 ton
300 blades, 44m, 8 ton
9 complete wind farm turbines transported per trip transfer vessel (MPI Resolution). This is was the first time this had been completed anywhere in the world.

Resources
German mechanical technicians, French security personnel, Danish & German supervisors/ managers, Danish electrical technicians, Dutch crane and transport
operators, 12 hour shifts, 6 days per week, total of 60 site personnel.


 

The historic port of Dunkerque, used for receiving components, carrying out pre-assembly tasks and loading of the transfer vessel (MPI Resolution)
The historic port of Dunkerque, used for receiving components, carrying out pre-assembly tasks and loading of the transfer vessel (MPI Resolution)
InterFace's HSE Manager handing over the monthly safety award to one of the  multinational contractors
InterFace's HSE Manager handing over the monthly safety award to one of the multinational contractors
Loading the installation vessel - day and night operations presenting different safety challenges
Loading the installation vessel - day and night operations presenting different safety challenges