Turbines poised at Global Tech 1

A tripod foundation enters the water at the Global Tech 1 project in the German North Sea

A tripod foundation enters the water at the Global Tech 1 project in the German North Sea

Installation of 80 of Areva’s 5MW M5000-116 turbines is poised to begin at the 400MW Global Tech 1 wind farm off the German North Sea coast.

The first three nacelles and towers have already been transported to the so-called ABC peninsula at the offshore terminal at Bremerhaven, ready for shipping to the wind farm’s location 180km from the port, Global Tech 1 said.

Construction of the wind farm actually began in August 2012, and so far 51 tripod foundations have been installed in water depths of 40 metres, while cable laying is also in full swing.

Global Tech 1 now says it expects the plant to be fully operational by the summer of 2014, with the first turbines to Log in to read complete article.

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