Showing posts from August, 2017

Galloper internship - week 4

I’ve come to the end of my fourth and final week of my internship and I’ve really enjoyed my time working with innogy on the Galloper project. This week I learnt how to write a competitor analysis report. Also, the leaflet I created aimed at KS2 students, teaching them about Galloper and the offshore wind industry, went to a designer to be formatted so it’s ready to be printed! 

This internship will really help set me aside from the crowd when it comes to applying for university and even with future employers. Since not only have I learnt a lot about offshore wind and all that goes with it, but I’ve also been able to appreciate all the other aspects that are involved in making a project on this scale a success. Also, that good communication skills are keys to any work environment especially if you want to work in an industry which requires vast amounts of teamwork.

I am also very lucky to be going to the EEEGR awards in September as innogy have kindly offered me a place at their table…

Galloper Internship - Week 3

This week I went down to the Galloper turbine assembly base in Great Yarmouth with Rachel, where I met Peter who I site manager at the assembly base. He gave us a guided tour of the whole base explaining everything as we went. I learnt that the turbine blades are actually made of very thick fibre glass and weigh 26 tonnes each, they are made in sets of three and have to be within a certain weight percentage of each other or else the turbine won't balance. The turbine blades have large red dots on the so that birds flying by can see them and won't bump into the turbine. Each Blade is 75m long and they had 13 sets (39 blades) at the base when I visited.

The tower of the turbine is made of 3 parts that each weigh up to 200 tonnes. The top section has what looks like rope spirally wrapped around it, this reduces the pressure of the wind in one area of the tower and creates a vortex around the tower. It takes roughly half an hour to climb up the tower as it is 90m high!  The head o…