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Drilling rig moves in to start work on Gwynt y Môr wind farm

LDD has announced that its most powerful pile top reverse circulation drilling rig has been delivered to Birkenhead ready to start work on installing foundations for the Gwynt y Môr wind farm.

The custom-built LD500 will be used to install foundation for 160 turbines for the wind farm which is located 11km of the North Wales coast in Liverpool Bay. The 400t rig measures 17m in height and is capable of drilling up to 8m in diameter.

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