Horns Rev 3 Turbine Installation Crosses Halfway Point

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Global Wind Service (GWS) passed a halfway point on the 406.7MW Horns Rev 3 project on 3 November after installing the 25th wind turbine in the Danish North Sea.

Source: GWS

The installation team is working from Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up Brave Tern. The first turbine was installed at the site 25-40 kilometres west of Houstrup Strand on the Danish west coast back in July.

GWS has been contracted by MHI Vestas for the installation as well as mechanical and electrical completion scope.

The Horns Rev 3 wind farm is owned by Vattenfall and it consists of 49 MHI Vestas V164-8.3 MW turbines, marking the first time an 8MW turbine model is used in Danish waters.

Once fully commissioned in 2020, Horns Rev 3 will become the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark.