- Published: 09 May 2017 09 May 2017
John Brace, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gemini, officially opened the offshore wind farm in Eemshaven, The Netherlands. With a 600MW generating capacity, Gemini is one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.
Gemini is invisible from land, located 85 kilometres off the coast of Groningen, in the North Sea. Gemini covers an area of 68 square kilometres, and is comprised of 150 Siemens wind turbines with a capacity of 4.0MW each, as well as two offshore high-voltage substations. Each substation is connected by to the land station in Eemshaven by a 110-kilometre export cable. There, the electricity is converted to 380Kv and conveyed to the TenneT power station. Management and maintenance headquarters will be located in Eemshaven. Four companies combined forces to make Gemini possible: Northland Power (60% interest), Siemens (20%), Van Oord (10%) and HVC (10%). The construction of the wind park required an investment of € 2.8 billion.