Ribbon cut at Gamesa 5MW offshore

The Gamesa 5MW turbine in Gran Canaria

The Gamesa 5MW turbine in Gran Canaria

Spain's first offshore wind turbine has been officially switched on on the island of Gran Canaria as Gamesa inaugurated its new 5MW machine.

The G128-5.0 MW, erected at the end of Arinaga Quay, is designed for installation in mid-range depth in near-shore waters, with the Spanish company eyeing the first of the UK Round 3 projects and the host of developments on the drawing board for construction  off Germany.

Featuring a 128-metre diameter rotor and a total height of 154 metres, the turbine was first started up in July, and has since produced energy at full capacity, dispatching more than 1 GWh to the grid.

The ceremony was attended by the president of the Canary Islands regional Log in to read complete article.

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