- Published: 13 January 2006 13 January 2006
A new wind project in Okel, Lower Saxony, Germany, features five 2.3MW wind turbines from GE Energy. Located 20 kilometres southeast of Bremen, the Windpark Okeler Bruch has a total capacity of 11.5MW.
The project is owned by WindStrom Nord GmbH & Co Okeler Bruch KG and was developed by WindStrom Innovative Energiesysteme GmbH. The power is being purchased by Avacon AG, the municipal utility of Hannover, state capital of Lower Saxony. Avacon is a 100% subsidiary of E.ON. Groundbreaking for Windpark Okeler Bruch was held in September 2005, and the installation of the five wind turbines was completed in December. The turbines were assembled at GE Energy’s facilities in Salzbergen. To meet the height restrictions of the Okeler Bruch site, GE utilised its new modular tower system to provide wind turbines with customised 93-metre hub heights.