Areva ships Borkum turbines

Areva said the delayed Borkum wind farm in the German North Sea has moved a step forward after the manufacturer transported 200MW of its turbines from Bremerhaven to the Dutch port of Eemshaven.

The delivery was put back because of delays to grid connections, Areva claimed in a statement, but the 40 M5000 turbines will now be stored at the port until their planned installation in the spring for developer Trianel.

β€œThe safe and successful transport of the 120 big components of the M5000 wind energy converter was possible thanks to the good cooperation with Trianel,” says Areva Wind chief executive Jean Huby.

Trianel – a consortium of municipal utilities – is building the wind farm around 45 km north of the island of Borkum.