Second Foundation Being Installed at Nissum Bredning

The second foundation at the 28MW Nissum Bredning offshore wind demonstration project is currently being installed, according to Bent Christensen, Vice President at Siemens Gamesa and one of the speakers at the Offshore WIND Conference.

The Nissum Bredning project site off the Danish coast serves as a testbed for Siemens’ technology and will comprise four Siemens Gamesa 7MW direct drive wind turbines mounted on gravity jacket foundations.

Navantia-Windar joint venture is delivering three-legged jacket foundations and accompanying piles, while Aarsleff is in charge of building the concrete transition pieces and installing the new gravity jacket foundations at the site off Rønland in Denmark.

As part of the project, Siemens will also install a new 66kV voltage solution including a new transformer, cable and switchgear systems, along with further innovations regarding tower and controller settings.

The company stated that the commercial aspect of the offshore wind technology to be tested in the project is expected to show a significant positive impact on the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCoE).

Offshore WIND Staff

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