REpower Systems AG has erected the last of the wind turbines for the Alpha Ventus offshore test field, which is located off the island of Borkum and was built by a consortium of companies, including EWE, E.ON and Vattenfall.
Six REpower wind turbines, each with a rated output of 5 MW and a height of 155 meters from sea level to the tip of the turbine blade, were erected at the site.
REpower worked with a larger transport jack-up barge this time so that one complete turbine – made up of rotor star, nacelle and two tower components –
could be shipped to the location at a time.
‘Under favorable conditions, we are confident that the first REpower turbines of this offshore wind farm will be supplying power to the grid before the end of this year,’ says Norbert Giese, director of offshore projects at REpower Systems.
Each of the six turbines constructed at Alpha Ventus is slated to supply the electricity grid with around 18 million kWh of power per year, according to REpower.
SOURCE: REpower Systems AG