More than 10,000 tonnes of steelwork has departed Indonesia bound for the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm.
The Big Lift Barentsz heavy transport vessel has departed Batam in the Southeast Asian country with the offshore substation (OSS) jacket and reactive compensation station (RCS) jacket onboard.
The infrastructure was loaded on to the ship over a number of weeks with over 3.3 million lost time injury-free manhours.
The journey to the east coast of the UK is expected to take around 50 days and will take the Big Lift Barentsz through the Indian Ocean, around the Cape of Good Hope, along the west coast of Africa and through the English Channel.
The Hornsea Two offshore wind farm consists of 165 turbines, around 55miles off the Yorkshire coast and is due to be completed in 2022.
Danish developed Orsted is behind the development, which will generate 1.4GW of clean energy, enough to power more than 1.3million homes.
Patrick Harnett, Senior Programme Director for Ørsted’s Hornsea Two said: “Our project teams have overcome some exceptional challenges in order for this vessel to successfully set sail.
“I am immensely proud of each person who has played their part in the safe construction of this impressive steelwork and look forward to welcoming this vessel to UK waters in the near future.”