Hilson Moran has been appointed by client SeAH Wind to help realise the construction of the world’s largest monopile facility, providing essential components for new offshore windfarms and vital green energy to the UK.
Based in Redcar’s Teesworks – the UK’s biggest industrial zone and largest Freeport – the scheme will create 750 local jobs, with a further 1,500 indirect jobs in the supply chain during construction.
Monopiles are essential foundations for offshore wind turbines and require specialist construction and transportation, measuring up to 120 m in length, 15.5 m in diameter and weighing 3,000tons. They will be constructed onsite in the development’s main building, an 850m long facility that will also house interconnected office, maintenance, and painting spaces as well as site-specific power stations.
Hilson Moran has been appointed to support the development’s planning application and to ensure the air quality and noise conditions that form part of the planning terms are met.
Our environmental specialists are modelling the atmospheric emissions from the monopile painting process, to ensure sufficient stack height for safe dispersal of any potential pollutants. In addition, we are advising on air quality levels across the site, taking into account dust and potential site traffic.
Although a largely industrial site, our Acoustics team are measuring baseline noise levels, and ensuring operational noise levels will have minimal impact in order to meet planning conditions.
Once built, the monopiles will be shipped out to North Sea wind farms from a new £107m quay being built as part of the Teesworks Freeport scheme.