The giant Asian Hercules crane vessel has been pictured installing the first turbine foundation for Vattenfall’s Aberdeen Bay wind farm.
The picture below shows the vessel setting the jacket structure in place.
One of the world’s largest and most versatile floating cranes – the 25,000 tonne Asian Hercules III which has a lifting capacity of 5.000 tonnes – lifted and installed the first 1,800 tonne structure yesterday.
Last week, foundation jackets were pictured at Peterhead Port.
The 77 meter-high, 1,800 tonne steel jacket foundations stopped briefly in Dundee before making their way to Peterhead after travelling by barge from Newcastle.