The first turbine installed on the 332 MW Nordsee One offshore wind project has begun generating power and is now delivering green electricity into Germany’s grid, according to Northland Power Inc.
The installation of the project’s 54 turbines began earlier this month. To date, seven turbines have been installed. The installation work will continue in parallel with the progressive commissioning of the wind turbines, says Northland, which expects the installation and commissioning of all 54 turbines to be completed by the end of this year.
The project, located in the North Sea, reached financial close in March 2015. All 54 foundation monopiles and transition pieces, as well as the offshore substation and infield cables, were installed in 2016.
Once operational, the wind farm is expected to produce an annual output of more than 1,300 GWh of electrical energy, enough to supply the equivalent of approximately 400,000 German households. The project is owned by Northland (85%) and Innogy SE (15%).
“We’re pleased to report that this important milestone has been achieved on time,” says John Brace, CEO of Northland. “Our capable and diligent project team will continue to work closely with our contractors to enable a successful installation and connection process from start to finish.”