First Rentel Nacelles Arrive at Ostend

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First nacelles for the offshore wind turbines that will spin at the Rentel wind farm have arrived at the REBO site in Ostend, Belgium, after being shipped from the Siemens Gamesa factory in Cuxhaven.

The first batch of the total of 42 nacelles has been transported by the roll on/roll off (Ro-Ro) vessel Rotra Vente, making Siemens Gamesa’s Ro-Ro logistics concept fully functional.

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The D7 nacelles are 22 meters long, 6.5 meters tall, and weigh around 400 tonnes including the transportation frame.

The load-out from the installation vessel, as well as tower assembly activities are now underway at the REBO site.

Offshore installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to start in early May. The first turbines are expected to deliver power to the grid by mid-2018, with full commissioning scheduled by the end of 2018.

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