MHI Vestas has installed the 31st turbine at Northland Power’s 269 MW Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm, as the final two turbines of a pilot project are scheduled for installation at the site later this year.
The 31 turbines were installed on monopile foundations at a water depth of approximately 40 metres. The final two turbines will be installed on Mono Bucket foundations.
“We’re proud to have reached this milestone at Deutsche Bucht,” said Flemming Ougaard, MHI Vestas Chief Operations Officer. “The timely installation of these turbines is a testament to the installation team, our partners, and the collective expertise within this industry.”
Deutsche Bucht, MHI Vestas’ second offshore wind project in the German North Sea, is already delivering power, with the first turbines producing energy from July 2019. Once finished, the combined 33 V164-8.4 MW turbines will produce enough wind energy to power 328,000 German homes.
About MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S 50% and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 50%. The company’s focus is to design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry. The company aims to create sustainable value through offshore wind power by driving capital and operating savings and increasing the power output of wind turbines. An innovative force in offshore wind since its inception in 2014, the company is guided by its founding principles of collaboration, trust, technology and commitment. For more information, see www.mhivestasoffshore.com or follow @MHIVestas on Twitter.
About Deutsche Bucht
• Owner: Northland Power Inc. (NPI)
• Turbine supplier: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
• Turbines (Monopile foundations): 31 x V164-8.4 MW
• Turbines (Pilot project: Mono Bucket foundations): 2 x V164-8.4 MW
• Total number of turbines: 33
• Total grid connection capacity: 269 MW
• Location: North Sea, German Exclusive Economic Zone, 95 km northwest of the island of Borkum
• Water depth: approximately 40 metres
• Production (Households): 328,000 German homes
• Pre-assembly & logistics port: Esbjerg, Denmark