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Windtech International May June 2024 issue

 

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Innovation site Borssele Wind Farm Site V fully commissionedTwo Towers, consisting of Van Oord, Investri Offshore and Green Giraffe, has announced that the innovative Borssele Wind Farm Site V with  two Vestas 9.5 MW turbines has been fully commissioned. Borssele site V has been designated as an innovation site, situated within site III of the Borssele Wind Farm Zone.
 
Several innovations are incorporated at the Borssele Wind Farm Site V. It is the first time anywhere that a submerged Slip Joint has been used on a full-sized offshore wind turbine on a fully commercial basis. The design and manufacturing of the Slip Joint were certified by DNVGL in the autumn of 2019. At the Borssele V Site, technologies such as Thermally Sprayed Aluminium (TSA), Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) optimisation and oval cable entry holes are also incorporated. The seabed surrounding the two Borssele V wind turbines is fitted with Eco-friendly scour protection. This sustainable technology is used to explore how nature and renewable energy generation can be mutually enhancing. Oysters will be placed on the protective layer of rock on the seabed to improve biodiversity and the natural habitat for aquatic wildlife.
 
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