Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lost at sea

New Energy Focus has reported here that the Titan 1 jackup installation barge has been lost at sea. I'm glad to say that no injuries or loss of life was reported.

The Titan was on the way across the Atlantic on the way to undertake a long term (until 2022) contract for Siemens, including installation of the Rhyl Flats turbines.

The bigger question is how much of a hole this loss will leave in the general installation capacity for offshore wind as the UK (and much of the rest of Europe) over the coming years.

And the picture? It's the Lutine Bell, rung at Lloyds of London when a ship is lost.