Northland completes turbine installation at 332MW Nordsee One offshore windfarm
Canada’s Northland Power has completed the installation of 54 turbines at the Nordsee One offshore windfarm in the North Sea.
Built by Senvion, each turbine is designed to generate 6MW of power and measures around 150m.
The turbines were stored, pre-assembled, and loaded on the MPI Enterprise installation vessel from a port located in Eemshaven, the Netherlands.
Commercial operation of Nordsee One is scheduled to begin by the end of this year, but the farm has already started generating electricity and delivering it to grid.
When fully operational, the turbines will be able to produce a collective 1.2 billion kilowatt hours of energy per year.
Nordsee One managing director Pierre Lestienne said: “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.”
Northland Power owns 85% of the project, while Innogy owns 15%. Expected to provide clean electricity for the equivalent of around 400,000 households, it will be operated and serviced from an operation and maintenance base in Norddeich, Germany.
Image: Nordsee One offshore wind farm. Photo: courtesy of Nordsee One.