First turbine in at Gwynt y Môr

The first turbine goes in at Gwynt y Mor

The first turbine goes in at Gwynt y Mor

The first turbine has been installed at the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm, marking a milestone for one of the UK’s flagship renewable energy projects.

The 3.6MW Siemens machine was placed yesterday at the project site off the coast of North Wales by the SeaJack installation vessel.

The turbine is the first of 160 that will be installed out of the €2bn ($2.57bn) project’s operations base at Port of Mostyn in Flintshire.

The 576MW Gwynt y Môr is a joint venture by German partners RWE Innogy, SWM and Siemens.

A second jack-up vessel, SeaWorker, will arrive later in the summer and turbine installation is due to continue into 2014, when operations are due to begin.

Clark MacFarlane, managing director for Log in to read complete article.

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