Published: 12 June 2009 12 June 2009
With the installation of the last of six 'tripod' foundations for the Areva Multibrid M5000 5MW wind turbines, a major construction stage in Germany's first offshore wind farm, alpha ventus, has been completed by DOTI (Deutsche Offshore-Testfeld und Infrastruktur Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG).
Located 45 kilometres off the coast of the island of Borkum, alpha
ventus is a joint undertaking by the companies EWE, E.ON and
Vattenfall. Multibrid GmbH is responsible for the construction and
installation of the six M5000 machines. Preparations are also beginning
at the alpha ventus construction site for laying the foundations for
six further wind turbines. The REpower 5M turbines for these will be
supplied by REpower Systems AG.