26 Sep Final turbine installed at 332MW North Sea wind farm ahead of launch
Construction work is nearing completion at the 332MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm in Germany after the last of 54 turbines was installed at the site in the North Sea.
The installation of the turbines at the farm, located around 40km North of the island of Juist, was completed within seven months, which has paved the way for commercial operations to fully commence by the end of the year.
Canadian power company Northland Power undertook the installation work, while Senvion built the turbines, which generate 6MW of energy each and measure 150 metres from sea level to blade tip.
When fully operational, the turbines will be able to produce a total of 1.2 billion KWh of renewable energy per year, enough to power up to 400,000 homes.
“Most of the turbines are already feeding green electricity into the grid,” said Pierre Lestienne, managing director and CFO of Nordsee One, the company set up to develop the project by Northland and its partner Innogy.
“We are very pleased with our progress so far. With another project milestone behind us, we remain focused on advancing the project into commercial operation.”