An official opening of the Dutch 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm, worth EUR 2.8 billion, is being held today, 8 May.
Gemini’s first turbines started generating electricity by the end of February 2016.
Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus installed the last of the 150 4MW Siemens wind turbines on 23 August 2016. Prior to this, Aeolus was deployed, together with Swire Blue Ocean’s Pacific Osprey, to install the 150 turbine foundations at the wind farm.
Gemini has been built on two locations close to each other, hence the name Gemini (twins). The official names of the locations are Buitengaats and ZeeEnergie.
The offshore wind farm is owned by Northland Power (60%), Siemens Financial Services (20%), Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors BV (10%) and N.V. HVC (10%).