RWE completes Nordsee Ost installation

GERMANY: The Senvion 6MW turbines at RWE's 295MW Nordsee Ost project have all been installed, weeks after first power was produced from the site.

Nordsee Ost uses 48 Senvion 6MW turbines
Nordsee Ost uses 48 Senvion 6MW turbines

All 48 turbines were installed in seven months, after the first turbine was put in place in July 2014. Construction began in May 2014.

RWE said it used two installation vessels simultaneously to erect the turbines. It will now work on commissioning each turbine individually with the whole project expected online by spring 2015.

The first power from Nordsee Ost was exported in December. The project is located 35 kilometres off the German coast in the North Sea.

Nordsee Ost was completed just a month after construction activities were finished on RWE's 576MW Gwynt y Mor project in the Irish Sea.

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