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Gallery: Offshore projects from the early days

WORLDWIDE: As the latest generation of monster offshore turbines begin to be installed, Windpower Monthly brings you images from the early days of the industry.

  • The Vindeby project in Denmark came online in 1991 with 11 Bonus 450kW turbines

    The Vindeby project in Denmark came online in 1991 with 11 Bonus 450kW turbines

  • Piling work at the Lely development in 1994 shows how much things have changed

    Piling work at the Lely development in 1994 shows how much things have changed

  • Four Nedwind 500kW turbines were installed at the Lely project in the Netherlands

    Four Nedwind 500kW turbines were installed at the Lely project in the Netherlands

  • Tuno Kob in denmark had ten Vestas V39-500kW installed in 1995

    Tuno Kob in denmark had ten Vestas V39-500kW installed in 1995

  • Things were beginning to scale up by the time the Bockstigen project came online in 1998

    Things were beginning to scale up by the time the Bockstigen project came online in 1998

  • Bockstigen features turbines from the now defunct Wind World

    Bockstigen features turbines from the now defunct Wind World

  • Components are transported to Bockstigen

    Components are transported to Bockstigen

  • Enron had a brief foray into offshore wind, but only managed to install one of its 1.5MW turbines before being taken over by GE

    Enron had a brief foray into offshore wind, but only managed to install one of its 1.5MW turbines before being taken over by GE

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Windpower Monthly's archives reach back into the 90s so we're able to bring you images from the earliest ventures from shore, such as 1991's Vindeby project.

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