July 29, 2019
Grid connection established as the first of 33 turbines generates power.
MHI Vestas and cooperative partners can celebrate that power is now being exported from Northland Power’s Deutsche Bucht wind farm into the German grid. In early June the first turbine was successfully installed and until today, 21 out of 33 MHI Vestas turbines have been safely erected in the German North Sea.
The construction process, now in the final stage of installation, continues step by step and when fully commissioned, MHI Vestas’ 33 V164-8.4 MW turbines will be the most powerful wind turbines operating in Germany, supplying 328,000 German households with renewable energy.
Deutsche Bucht, located 95 km northwest of the island of Borkum, is scheduled for commercial operation later this year. The project includes a two-turbine pilot plan and will be the first globally to test the hybrid design of a Mono Bucket foundation structure under commercial operating conditions.
For further information contact:
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
T: +45 8844 8950
About MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S 50% and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 50%. The company’s focus is to design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry. The company aims to create sustainable value through offshore wind power by driving capital and operating savings and increasing the power output of wind turbines. An innovative force in offshore wind since its inception in 2014, the company is guided by its founding principles of collaboration, trust, technology and commitment. For more information, see mhivestasoffshore.com or follow @MHIVestas on Twitter.
About Deutsche Bucht
• Owner: Northland Power Inc. (NPI)
• Turbine supplier: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
• Turbines (Monopile foundations): 31 x V164-8.4 MW
• Turbines (Pilot project: Mono Bucket foundations): 2 x V164-8.4 MW
• Total number of turbines: 33
• Total grid connection capacity: 269 MW
• Location: North Sea, German Exclusive Economic Zone, 95 km northwest of the island of Borkum
• Water depth: 40 metres
• Production (Households): 328,000 German homes
• Pre-assembly & logistics port: Esbjerg, Denmark
Photo copyright and credit: Northland Deutsche Bucht