Meerwind turbines poised to go in


Turbine installation is due to start at Meerwind next week

Installation of the Meerwind offshore wind farm in the German North Sea is on course to be completed by year-end said the company developing the project, as it revealed it spent up to €15m ($19.9m) clearing unexploded bombs from the seabed.

So far 80 monopile foundations and 71 transition pieces have been installed at Meerwind said Jens Assheuer, managing director of WindMW, which is building the 288MW project and will operate it.

The company will start installing the 80 Siemens 3.6MW turbines next week with help of Seajacks’ Zaratan installation vessel, Assheuer said.

Later the Leviathan vessel will also start adding turbines at the wind farm, 23km north of the German island of Helgoland. A substation that bundles the AC power from the plant’s turbines is slated to be put in its location in Log in to read complete article.

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