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A sustainable base of operations for those maintaining the biggest offshore wind farm in the world

Dogger Bank Wind Farm O&M Base, Port of Tyne

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1604 Port of Tyne interior glulam column

An efficient glulam frame and CLT slabs make up this low carbon operations and maintenance base.

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1604 Port of Tyne during construction 1

Architect: Ryder

For: SSE Renewables & Equinor

Port Of Tyne has been a fantastic project to work on and we were delighted to finish ahead of schedule, achieving an extremely high standard of finish. BKS were able to overcome additional design responsibilities, without extension to the overall programme, by working closely with our expert team of structural engineers and our robust supply chain. B&K Structures

The facility will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) support to the Dogger Bank Wind Farm; expected to the biggest offshore wind farm in the world upon completion, and generating 5% of the UK's electricity needs.

The facility and wider wind farm are expected to create several thousand manufacturing and operational roles in the region.

Naturally, sustainability sat at the heart of this project and the resulting glulam frame with cross-laminated (CLT) floor and roof panels are low in embodied carbon.

We developed a 3D in-house clash detection modelling approach for the proprietary beam end connectors. This enabled us to minimise the size of the beams and columns, whilst obtaining the advantages of the connectors, resulting in reduced costs, faster construction and a higher quality finish.

We are proud to have been part of a project that is contributing so greatly towards a more sustainable future.

Photography (c) Bowmer & Kirkland

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