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Gallery: Alstom Haliade 150-6MW offshore turbine installation

BELGIUM: Alstom has released pictures of its Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine being installed at the Belwind 2 project, offshore Belgium.

  • Alstom's Haliade 150-6MW turbine has been installed

    Alstom's Haliade 150-6MW turbine has been installed

  • It is located 45 kilometres off the Belgium coast at the Belwind 2 site

    It is located 45 kilometres off the Belgium coast at the Belwind 2 site

  • It is a direct-drive permanent-magnet generator turbine

    It is a direct-drive permanent-magnet generator turbine

  • The 150-metre diametre rotor uses 73.5-metre blades

    The 150-metre diametre rotor uses 73.5-metre blades

  • The turbines are dues to be used at several offshore projects, including one in the US

    The turbines are dues to be used at several offshore projects, including one in the US

  • The nacelle is placed on a 78-metre tower and 61-metre jacket

    The nacelle is placed on a 78-metre tower and 61-metre jacket

  • The turbine was installed at the site in November last year

    The turbine was installed at the site in November last year

  • The turbine is being produced by factories in Saint-Nazaire and Cherbourg, France.

    The turbine is being produced by factories in Saint-Nazaire and Cherbourg, France.

  • The turbine had previously been tested at an onshore site

    The turbine had previously been tested at an onshore site

  • Turbine installation was hampered by severe weather

    Turbine installation was hampered by severe weather

  • The turbine is set to be used at offshore projects in France and the USA

    The turbine is set to be used at offshore projects in France and the USA

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The turbine was installed in November, last year and has a 150-metre blade diametre thanks to its 73.5-metre blades.

The nacelle sits over 100-metres above the sea on a 78-metre tower and 61-metre jacket foundation at the site located 45-kilometres from the Belgian coast.

In June, Alstom managing director Renewables Germany Markus Rieck said the turbine was still yet to supply any power to the grid because it hadn't been connected.

He added the turbine's connection cables will begin being installed in July with the first power set to be delivered in August.

Images supplied by Alstom.

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