First Turbine Stands at Deutsche Bucht

Van Oord, MHI Vestas, and partners have installed the first V164-8.4MW wind turbine on the 269MW Deutsche Bucht wind farm in the German North Sea.

MHI Vestas
Source: MHI Vestas

The wind turbines are being transported from the Port of Esbjerg and installed at the site some 95km northwest of the Borkum Island by Van Oord’s jack-up Aeolus.

“We are very pleased to see the first turbine successfully installed at Deutsche Bucht,” said Flemming Ougaard, MHI Vestas Chief Operations Officer.

“The project is an important one for MHI Vestas and our partners, not only because of our growing experience in Germany, but also our contribution to the German energy transition.”

In total, Deutsche Bucht will comprise 33 MHI Vestas V164-8.4 MW turbines, 31 of which will be installed on monopile foundations.

The project, Northland Power’s third offshore wind farm, also includes a two-turbine pilot plan which will test Mono Bucket foundations, making Deutsche Bucht the first offshore wind farm worldwide to test the Mono Bucket foundation structure under commercial operating conditions.

The wind farm is scheduled for commissioning by the end of the year. Van Oord is the Balance of Plant contractor (BoP) for the project.