Yes 35 km offshore would keep everybody happy…except the JNCC ref: Stanton Banks & MCA: Ref: Shipping lanes…and Crown Estates who obviously are drip feeding leases.
Monopile (90% objective on this) can only be used on sediment based sea beds…couple of companies are looking at extremely large concrete bases…custom made to the shape of rocky seabeds. Piles (multiple) can be drilled into rock…though saying that it is a labourious slow task…and the weather window and maybe environmental constraints (Basking Shark hot spot in summer/Great Northern Diver hotspot in winter) would also have to be figured in.
Offshore deep water tetherd development is in it’s infancy…but Portugal, Norway etc already have test turbines. Whatever SPR propose also has to be proven tech…ie 3 years this is a legal requirement.
Also of note is the average swell that current vessels can work in…nothing available at the moment that can work in the swell off Tiree ! plus O & M HS regulations firstly only allows boat transfer in seas of 2.5m…one should also be aware that current HSE legislation does not allow transfer by Helicopter if a loadmaster is not already on a turbine…
Wind sector renewables HSE performance for it’s employees is currently abismal…there is a drive to get working HSE-MS in place but the combined hazards of working at sea, working at heights, electrical work, confined access work are proving very challenging to the industry as a whole…the wages are poor in comparison with oil and gas O&M and the positions limited.
Karl Hughes also commented
- QED. Cheers Karl
- Yet it moves ????
Lost me Stephen (doesn’t take much at this time of night)
- I think you mean:
“No puedo decir ….. no voy a decir … y sólo digo que, cuando ponemos en nuestra aplicación de planificación”
“¿Qué cambio climático”…………What climate change
- Oohps! Great Northern Diver…Gavia immer,,,thought Loon was to risky…regards HB
- Mr Viking
42% of the UK’s overwintering GND are found in the inshore waters around Tiree…jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/JNCC416_web.pdf document also refers to the area being overly acceptable as an SPA…(apportioned SPA protection with this acceptance)
Thats 9% of European population
Rockflour: Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language books.google.com/books?isbn=0878147624
Tiree is famed for its white ‘shell ‘ sand beaches and windblown shell sand machair.
Recent comments by Karl Hughes
- School closures: Russell commits to centrality of educational benefit – without clarifying the current meaning of the term
Tiree has had a baby boom over the last 5 years…seems the intake in pre-5 is on the up…don’t have exact figures…but certainly the school is sustainable
- DVLA: one example of what demerging means
This is an article on re- processing…not generation ! FYI the Argyll Array estimated cost is 7.6 billion….thats before a milli amp is generated.
And there is Gas plus Englands own wind industrialisation…drive
The fact remains why would the rUK buy from Scotland when they can get it cheaper from across the Channel or their home market….we don’t even have the grid to export…who will pay for that…England, naw…dont think so.
- DVLA: one example of what demerging means
Scotland gets indy from the rest of the United Kingdom….and then outsources governance services across the border or to the EU….we pay more. DVLA and Currency just small ( LMAO ) examples….lets face it we are joined at the hip…the nationalist dream is built on insecurity and greed for the black stuff….what a burach…
When the oil goes…for whatever reason…Salmond thinks we can export electricity to the UK and EU from our swaths of turbines….why would anyone pay for this when they have secure energy in nuke.
The SNP are digging a large black hole that will be populated by quangos and empty promises, and capped by handouts and begging letters….LMAO
- First Minister’s call for ‘grown up politics’ countered by order – from the top
MR RUSSEL ,
Seems to me that the you have not made any point at all…simply squirmed your way into the political vacous speel that you and your ilk always revert to…Simply correct anything you see as subjective….Politics and politicians … your self included seem to have forgot you work for us…the folks who pay your wages…so earn your coffers and put some meat on the NEWSIE post……
- Helicopter unable to transfer patient from Oban Hospital on Thursday evening
And lets thank all junior doctors in Oban and further afield for working long hours for a pittance of reward…the helicopter crews for acting with continuing professionalism…and Tesco’s for their wonderfull prime pork sausages…..
Suggest MM reads the following before he blows a gasket.
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