Powering offshore turbines

One of the large scale machines nicknamed 'Nessie' at work at a site in Wingland.
One of the large scale machines nicknamed 'Nessie' at work at a site in Wingland.

MASSIVE machines have dominated the flat landscape of the edge of The Wash at Wingland while laying power cables for a new offshore wind farm.

Centrica is installing two cables to connect its 75-turbine farm in The Wash to an onshore substation at Walpole.

The work will take four to six weeks and involves two huge machines nicknamed “Nessie”, which have been specifically modified for the job.

One footpath has been temporarily diverted while work takes place.