On September 22nd, the 54th and final turbine was successfully installed at the Nordsee One construction site. The 332 MW offshore wind farm is anticipated to begin commercial operations by the end of 2017.
“We successfully completed turbine installation within seven months,” noted Tim Kittelhake, Managing Director (COO) of Nordsee One GmbH. “With this process now complete, we are now focused on achieving project completion. Our goal is to ensure complete operational readiness by the end of this year. The team is working hard to deliver the gift of green energy for the holidays.”
The 54 wind turbines were stored, pre-assembled and loaded on the installation vessel “MPI Enterprise” from the Dutch base port located in Eemshaven. Measuring approximately 150 metres from sea level to blade tip, each Senvion 6.2M126 wind turbine stands almost as high than the Cologne Cathedral.
Pierre Lestienne, Managing Director (CFO) of Nordsee One GmbH added: “Most of the turbines are already feeding green electricity into the grid. 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.”
Once completed, the Nordsee One offshore wind farm will supply the equivalent of approximately 400,000 households with green electricity. The wind farm will be operated and serviced from the operation and maintenance base in Norddeich (Germany, Lower-Saxony). Nordsee One is owned by Northland Power Inc. (85%) and innogy SE (15%).
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