Source: Dong Energy
With the latest addition of the new wind turbines at Burbo Bank which stand tall at 195 metres, they become the world's largest wind turbines.
Every couple of years, a newer, taller model of wind turbine is unveiled. Taking a look at Dong Energy's model of turbines over the years we can see one clear difference; size.
In 1991, Dong installed wind turbines at the Vindeby offshore wind farm in Denmark which stood at 35 metres from hub to base with a rotor diameter of 35m, bringing it's actual height to 52.5 metres. Fast forward to now and from the hub to the base, the new Burbo Bank turbines stand at 113m, with a rotor diameter of 164m, bringing it's actual height to 195 metres. That is almost 4x larger than Vindelby.
In the space of 25 years, wind turbines provided by Dong have grown by 400%. If this trend continues, it would not be a great surprise if we see wind turbines with heights nearing 800 metres by the mid 2040's.
#renewableenergy #windpower #turbine #dongenergy
Burbo Bank; a wind farm off the northwest coast of England has been around for roughly a decade but there has been a recent addition.
32 new super tall wind turbines have been added to the existing network. Thew super tall wind turbines are actually the tallest in the world standing at an impressive 195 metres tall. Each of the three blades are 80 metres long allowing for gargantuan amounts of electricity to be generated from each rotation.
It has been noted that a single revolution of the blades on just one of the turbines can power an average home for 29 hours. It's an impressive fact and it paves the way for future installations of wind farms.
#renewableenergy #windpower #burbobank
Today we were very happy and surprised to receive a thank-you card from one of our many great customers. It brightened up our day and we wanted to share that joy with the wider world too. Thank-you St. Peter & St. James Hospice. We really appreciate it.
Back in February last year, we wrote a blog post about how we were continuing to sponsor the 'Pevensey and Westham - Under 12's' football team for another season. Since then, we have decided to sponsor them for another season and we were very happy to hear that the team actually won the 'Eastbourne Town's 2017 Tournament' for the U13's on the 14th May 2017, winning the final match an impressive 5 - 0 against their opponents; Ratton Rangers. Well done to all the teams that took part.
If you would like to read the blog post from last time we mentioned the sponsored team, please click here.
#cds #cdselectrical #eastbourne #football #tournament
On Sunday 14th May, four members of staff from Corin Dudley Electrical Services Ltd took part in the 10.5 kilometre relay marathon event as part of the 2017 Starfish Races.
Adam Clarke-Irons, Jefferson Stubbs, Conor Kirby and Chris Lamour completed the race in a time of 3 hours and 41 minutes, putting them in 18th place out of the 27 teams that took part.
The day started off looking a little wet and gloomy, but by the time the race begun the sun was out and was shining down on the course below.
CDS Electrical in addition to putting a team forward to take part in the charity running event, also sponsored the races this year by donating £100 directly to the Tree of Hope charity. A well worthy cause that we are happy to be associated with. We have set-up a justgiving page for the event and if you would like to donate, we would really appreciate it.
Our Just Giving page -> justgiving.com/cds-starfish2017
A 36 second montage of CDS Electrical participating in the 2017 'Color Obstacle Rush' in Brighton.
On Saturday 6th May 2017, 7 members of staff from CDS Electrical took to Brighton Racecourse to participate in the 'Color Obstacle Rush'. A 5km obstacle rush with the primary aim of having fun. There were worries that it might rain after the past weeks weather but it remained dry for the entire event and the sun even came out for us.
Below are a few photos from the event that we managed to grab between the many obstacles and colour stations.
Chris Lamour took part in the ‘Thames Path 100 mile footrace’ on Saturday and Sunday the 29th and 30th April 2017. He had a goal to do the entire thing in 22 hours. He actually beat this and crossed the finish line after 21 hours and 7 minutes.
He had a difficult start to the race, but by the halfway point and during the night run he found his stride and finished the race still smiling.
Roughly 350 runners took part in the race and 300 of them crossed the line. Chris crossed the line in 38th place.
Above: Chris at the finish line with his medal.
Above: Chris doing a dab at the start line. Full of energy.
The ‘Thames Path 100 mile footrace’ is one of a series of four ultramarathons that run each year, organised by Centurion Running. Chris is looking to run all four and complete the grand slam. His next 100 mile race is the ‘South Downs Way 100 mile footrace’ on the 10th June 2017.
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