Gemini’s 150 Join Forces

Last week, all 150 wind turbines at the Gemini offshore wind farm produced power simultaneously.

Photo: Gemini Wind Park

“Testing and final works will be continued, to ensure the wind park is completed on time in Q1/2 2017,” the project team said on their media pages.

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus installed the last of the 150 4MW Siemens wind turbines at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm on August 23.

The installation of the turbines at the site started in February 2016 when Aeolus transported the first six turbines from the port of Esbjerg and installed them at the site some 85 kilometres north of the Dutch province of Groningen.

Prior to installing the turbines, Aeolus was deployed, together with Swire Blue Ocean’s Pacific Osprey, to install the 150 turbine foundations at the wind farm.

Gemini’s first turbines started generating electricity by the end of February.

The wind farm is being built on two locations close to each other, Buitengaats and ZeeEnergie, situated some 85 kilometers from the coast of Groningen.