Repower Completes 325MW Offshore Installation


Suzlon Group subsidiary REpower Systems SE have installed the last of the 48 total REpower 6M turbines in the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank. The customer for this project is the Belgian offshore project development company C-Power, which was set up by four Belgian investors and counts REpower customers RWE Innogy and EDF EN amongst its shareholders.

“We are very proud to have installed the largest fleet of 6 megawatt turbines worldwide,” Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE, said. “Thornton Bank confirms the long-term potential of the market. We offer our customers the best technology combined with industry leading experience in building projects in complex and challenging environments.”

The 2013 construction phase covers all 18 REpower 6M turbines. Each of the turbines has a rated power of 6.15 megawatts. REpower completed Phase III successfully and on time: that proofs the company’s well-developed logistics concept and the good cooperation between the teams during the installation of the turbines. After the completion of all three construction phases, the wind farm has a total output of 325 megawatts —enough to supply 600,000 people or a city the size of Glasgow with electricity. In terms of investment volume, the contract marks the largest financing for a completed project to date in the offshore wind industry overall. Companies from Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden are involved in Thornton Bank, making the wind farm a showcase project for the European offshore wind industry.

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