PORT WELCOMES BLUE TERN INTO BLYTH FOR THE FIRST TIME
The Port of Blyth has welcomed the jack-up installation vessel, the Blue Tern into the port for the first time.
With an overall length of 151 metres, a breadth of 50 meters and an 800T crane, the Blue Tern couldn’t be missed as it sailed into Blyth. Designed to operate throughout the year in harsh offshore conditions and water depths of up to 65 meters, the offshore wind turbine construction vessel berthed at one of the Port of Blyth’s deep-water berths specifically strengthened for heavy lift operations at their busy Battleship Wharf terminal.
The Port of Blyth has been supporting its customer, to store, transport and lift numerous components for their jacket installation campaign for the EDF Renewables UK and ESB owned Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm located off the east coast of Scotland. The Blue Tern will transport components from The Port to support the jacket installation campaign at the 450MW wind farm.
Having handled thousands of components for both onshore and offshore wind farm developments and with up to 15HA of land immediately available across two secure terminals served by heavy lift quays, Port of Blyth is well placed to provide everything a client may need to complete a project successfully, safely and on time.