Bury St Edmunds blast walls firm BD Systems scoops contract with Hornsea wind farm project

Bury St Edmunds firm BD Systems has won a contract to make blast walls for what will be the world's

Bury St Edmunds firm BD Systems has won a contract to make blast walls for what will be the world's biggest off-shore wind project off the Yorkshire coast. - Credit: Archant

A Bury St Edmunds firm is celebrating after scooping prestigious contract for what is set to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

BD Systems (Europe) will design, engineer and supply major internal hydrocarbon blast walling and doors for Hornsea Project One, a 174 turbine DONG Energy scheme off the Yorkshire coast which is set to supply enough electricity for more than one million homes.

Babcock International, engineering and fabrication partner for the project, chose BD Systems to design blast walling to enclose the wind farm’s shunt reactors at its Reactive Compensation Substation.

BD Systems group managing director Ian Leppard said: “The construction of BD Clearspan Blast Wall is such that blast loading is absorbed by the structure of the wall, particularly by the composite panels and internal trusses, which flex in a controlled manner to reduce the loads taken by the main structure.”


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