A major step has been taken towards the building of the first German offshore wind farm, alpha ventus, after REpower Systems AG and Deutsche Offshore Testfeld und Infrastrukturgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (DOTI) signed a contract for the supply and installat
The installation of the REpower turbines is expected to begin in the
middle of July 2009 on the construction site of alpha ventus, 45
kilometres north ofBorkum Island, Germany. “”We are pleased that the
contract with REpower is now secured””, said the Project Manager of
alpha ventus, Wilfried Hube. “”I am confident that this pioneering
project initiated by EWE, E.ON and Vattenfall will, as planned, succeed
REpower will bring to the partnership its extensive offshore experience of wind turbines of this size””, reported Hube.
“”We are delighted that, with the signing of this contract, the
building and installation of our turbines has now officially begun””,
explained Norbert Giese, Director of 2 the Offshore Business Division
at REpower Systems AG. “”Of course, we are proud that half of the first
offshore wind farm in Germany will be made up of REpower turbines.””
The six turbines are to be manufactured in the new offshore assembly
plant ofREpower Systems AG in Bremerhaven, the delivery is expected for
summer2009. The REpower 5M was developed especially for offshore
operation. REpower has now successfully installed 17 turbines of this
type, both onshore and offshore, including two turbines in the Scottish
North Sea at a water depth of 44 metres, and six 5M at the first
Belgian offshore wind farm, Thornton Bank.
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