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Monitoring and evaluation of Blyth Offshore wind farm: Health and Safety guidelines

Abstract

Experiences during the construction, operation and maintenance of the wind farm off the coast of Blyth in Northumberland are used to assess the practicality of implementing existing draft British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) guidelines. These best practice guidelines, which were drawn up in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) offer advice on health and safety issues specific to the wind industry in the UK. The guidelines are intended to cover both onshore and offshore sites; common advice is followed by advice specific to offshore sites. The Blyth Offshore project, the first offshore wind farm in the UK, features two 2 MW turbines installed on a submerged rocky outcrop about 1 km from the coast in a depth of about 6 m at low tide and a tidal range of about 5 m. The report concluded that, from the experience at Blyth, the draft guidelines will provide a useful tool for those involved in all stages of a wind farm project.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2002
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
ETSU-W-35-00563/REP/4; DTI Pub-URN-02-866
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2002
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; UNITED KINGDOM; WIND TURBINE ARRAYS; OFFSHORE SITES; RECOMMENDATIONS; SAFETY; HEALTH HAZARDS; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; CONSTRUCTION; MAINTENANCE; OPERATION
Sponsoring Organizations:
Energy Technology Support Unit, Harwell (United Kingdom); Department of Trade and Industry, London (United Kingdom)
OSTI ID:
20295290
Research Organizations:
AMEC Wind (United Kingdom)
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: GB0220878
Availability:
Available to ETDE participating countries only(see www.etde.org); commercial reproduction prohibited; OSTI as DE20295290
Submitting Site:
GB
Size:
34 pages
Announcement Date:
Dec 05, 2002

Citation Formats

Pepper, L. Monitoring and evaluation of Blyth Offshore wind farm: Health and Safety guidelines. United Kingdom: N. p., 2002. Web.
Pepper, L. Monitoring and evaluation of Blyth Offshore wind farm: Health and Safety guidelines. United Kingdom.
Pepper, L. 2002. "Monitoring and evaluation of Blyth Offshore wind farm: Health and Safety guidelines." United Kingdom.
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title = {Monitoring and evaluation of Blyth Offshore wind farm: Health and Safety guidelines}
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abstractNote = {Experiences during the construction, operation and maintenance of the wind farm off the coast of Blyth in Northumberland are used to assess the practicality of implementing existing draft British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) guidelines. These best practice guidelines, which were drawn up in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) offer advice on health and safety issues specific to the wind industry in the UK. The guidelines are intended to cover both onshore and offshore sites; common advice is followed by advice specific to offshore sites. The Blyth Offshore project, the first offshore wind farm in the UK, features two 2 MW turbines installed on a submerged rocky outcrop about 1 km from the coast in a depth of about 6 m at low tide and a tidal range of about 5 m. The report concluded that, from the experience at Blyth, the draft guidelines will provide a useful tool for those involved in all stages of a wind farm project.}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {2002}
month = {Jul}
}