REpower to Deliver Turbines for Innogy Nordsee 1 (Germany)
Suzlon Group-subsidiary, REpower Systems SE, has signed a contract with RWE Innogy for the delivery of 54 REpower 6M offshore turbines, each with 6.15 MW of rated power, for the Innogy Nordsee 1 wind farm.
The project, with a total capacity of 332 MW, is based in the German North Sea, around 40 km north of the island of Juist. This is one of the world’s biggest open-sea projects with turbines in the multi-megawatt class.
Speaking on the contract Mr Andreas Nauen, CEO – REpower Systems SE, said: “This contract is an important signal for the German offshore wind industry. We are delighted that RWE Innogy, our customer for many years, has yet again selected REpower’s established technology for this important project.”
Mr Tulsi Tanti, Chairman – Suzlon Group added: “We are very pleased to sign this contract with RWE Innogy. We believe this underscores our capabilities and excellent performance in the offshore space. With a global emphasis on clean, sustainable and cost effective sources of energy, offshore wind has a major role to play, and we as a Group are extremely well positioned to drive growth in this sector.”
To-date the REpower 6M is the most powerful wind turbine ever to be installed on the high seas anywhere in the world. The turbine is produced in Bremerhaven, and from there the components can be transported directly to their destination.
In 2009, three prototypes of the REpower 6M were installed onshore at the Ellhöft wind farm, near the German-Danish border. In spring 2012, the first turbines installed offshore were erected for the Belgian Thornton Bank wind project.
With 6,150 kW of rated power, an individual turbine installed offshore can supply more than 6,000 households with electricity, which means that the Innogy Nordsee 1 wind farm has the potential to power over 324,000 households.
Press release, September 5, 2012; Image: C-Power N.V., photographer Tom D’Haenens