- Published: 19 July 2006 19 July 2006
The first installation of REpower 5M wind turbines offshore as part of the “Beatrice” project is imminent.
All the components for the two 5MW turbines have arrived at their destination, the Scottish harbour of Nigg, including the 5M nacelles produced in Bremerhaven, the rotor blades measuring 61.5 metres and the tower segments. The erection right on the harbour’s edge is under way: On 19th July the first nacelle is lifted up and assembled on the completed tower. Following their erection, the wind turbines (each weighing 900 tonnes in total) will be transported 25 kilometres on the open sea at the beginning of August, to be mounted on special jacket structures anchored underwater at a depth of 44 metres with the help of a floating crane. The two offshore turbines will be installed as part of the European research and development project, “DOWNVinD” (Distant Offshore Windfarms with No Visual Impact in Deep Water), near a platform in the Beatrice oilfield of Talisman Energy (UK). They will be connected to the existing cable connection that previously provided the platform with its electricity. REpower is the exclusive turbine supplier.