REpower, a subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, has finished installing the last of the 48 REpower 6M turbines in the Belgian offshore wind farm of Thornton Bank.
REpower Systems SE has finished the third and final phase of the 325 megawatt Thornton Bank offshore wind farm.
REpower, a subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, has finished installing the last of the 48 REpower 6M turbines in the Belgian offshore wind farm of Thornton Bank. The completed wind farm has a total output of 325 MW, with majority of the turbines having a rated power of 6.15 MW, meeting the demand for power of around 600,000 people in the region.
During the 2013 construction period, REpower only had 18 6M turbines left to install. The wind turbine manufacturing company was able to meet the deadline of the project, crediting its logistics concept and good cooperation among its teams for the timely completion.
The first construction phase of the wind farm began in 2008, when REpower delivered and installed six 5M turbines for the project. By the end of July 2012, the company was able to finish the second phase of the wind farm by installing 30 6M wind turbines.
“We are very proud to have installed the largest fleet of 6 megawatt turbines worldwide. Thornton Bank confirms the long-term potential of the market,” said REpower Systems SE’s Chief Executive Officer Andreas Nauen.
The customer of the wind farm project is the Belgian offshore project development company C-Power, which was set up by four Belgian investors, with REpower customers RWE Innogy and EDF EN among its shareholders. – EcoSeed Staff