Alstom taps Olsen to install 6MW

The turbine will be installed by Bold Tern

The turbine will be installed by Bold Tern

French wind turbine manufacturer Alstom has contracted a vessel from Fred Olsen Windcarrier to carry out the delayed installation of its second 6MW Haliade prototype at the Belwind plant in Belgian waters.

The vessel is Windcarrier’s Bold Tern.  Alstom says loading of components will take place this week after the arrival of the vessel at Ostend.

The installation should begin a week later and be completed sometime before the end of October.

The manufacturer had originally hoped to have the turbine in the sea off Belgium by the end of last year. That timeline slipped to April and then July, before the scheduling of the latest attempt.

Built at Alstom's St Nazaire fabrication yard on the Loire Estuary in Brittany, the Haliade, which features 73.5-metre LM blades with a swept area of 17,860 square metres, is being Log in to read complete article.

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