It was a first day offshore to remember for two renewables apprentices as they were treated to a dolphin display near Teesside.
EDF Renewables has shared footage online of the creatures jumping out of the water alongside a crew transfer vessel at the Teesside offshore wind farm.
The video was capture by apprentices Sam Cockroft and Haaris Razzaq, both of whom were on the boat for the first time.
The pair were were onboard for “vessel familiarisation, man overboard exercise and fire drill”, with the dolphin display an “unexpected bonus”, EDF Renewables said on LinkedIn.
The company, a subsidiary of French energy giant EDF, added that it was “definitely Teesside and not the Bahamas”.
Teesside offshore wind farm is located about a mile off the coast of North East England.
The 27-turbine development has the capacity to deliver 62 megawatts of green energy, enough to meet the average annual needs of all the homes and businesses in the nearby towns of Redcar, Marske and Saltburn.
The wind is hooked up to a newly build substation at nearby Warrenby, North Yorkshire.
It’s been a good summer so far for spotting marine life near energy installation.
In June, a video was captured of a Minke whale carrying out a subsea inspection as the Maersk Integrator rig spudded the Ommadawn well for operator OMV in the Norwegian North Sea.