Nordsee One achieves first power
> First wind turbine now in trial operation
> 7 of 54 turbines have now been installed
> Commissioning of the 332 megawatt wind farmanticipated by the end of 2017
The first electricity from the Nordsee One offshore wind farm, located off the German coast, began flowing shoreward yesterday. The first turbine successfully generated power and is already feeding green electricity into the grid.
“The generation of first power represents the achievement of an essential project milestone”, noted Tim Kittelhake, Managing Director (COO) of Nordsee One GmbH. “With this accomplishment behind us, we remain focused on the work ahead of us over the coming months.”
Nordsee One reached financial close in March, 2015. 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.
“Turbine installation will continue in parallel with the progressive commissioning of the wind turbines,” explained Pierre Lestienne, Managing Director (CFO) of Nordsee One GmbH. “To date we have successfully installed seven wind turbines on schedule and on budget.”
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 located approximately 40 kilometres north off the island of Juist and owned by Northland Power Inc. (85%) and innogy SE (15%).
Find more information about the Nordsee One offshore wind farm on our website:www.nordseeone.com