Nordsee One offshore wind farm reaches halfway point on turbine installation
The rotor for the 27th wind turbine was successfully installed last week at the Nordsee One construction site, located approximately 40 km north off the island of Juist. This marks the halfway point for turbine installation at the 332 MW wind farm.
“In a football match we would now have reached halftime. However, at the Nordsee One wind farm, our work continues uninterrupted”, noted Tim Kittelhake, Managing Director (COO) of Nordsee One GmbH. “We are already in full swing, working on the second half of the project. Turbine installation will continue in parallel with the progressive commissioning of the wind turbines.”
Pierre Lestienne, Managing Director (CFO) of Nordsee One GmbH added: “To date we have successfully installed more than 27 turbines on schedule and on budget. The installed turbines are generating power and are already feeding green electricity into the grid. We are pleased with our progress so far, however we remain focused on reaching the finish line.”
All 54 foundation monopiles and transition pieces, as well as the offshore substation and infield cables, were successfully installed in 2016. The project team expects the installation and commissioning of all 54 Nordsee One turbines to be completed by the end of 2017.
Once completed, the Nordsee One wind farm will consist of 54 Senvion 6.2M126 wind turbines, with an overall installed capacity of 332 megawatts. Nordsee One is owned by Northland Power Inc. (85%) and innogy SE (15%).