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REpower Systems SE installed on July 25 the last of the 30 total REpower 6M wind turbines in the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank Phase II.

In 2008, REpower already delivered and installed six turbines of the REpower 5M type for the first construction phase of the Thornton Bank project. The offshore wind farm, located around 28 kilometres off the Belgian coast in waters between twelve and 27 metres deep, was officially commissioned at the end of June 2009. The 2012 construction phase covers a total of 30 turbines of the REpower 6M type. Each of the turbines has a rated power of 6.15MW In its current state before the third construction phase, the offshore wind farm thus has a total output of 215MW. Following the completion of all three construction phases, the wind farm will have a total output of 325MW. In all three construction phases, REpower’s scope of delivery covers the production and supply of the nacelles, towers, blades and hubs as well as the preinstallation in the port of Oostende, the offshore installation and the commissioning and the test run of the turbines. With regards to service and maintenance, REpower will deliver its full service product OFS for all three phases, which includes responsibility for transportation at sea.
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