The first Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbine has been installed on the 752 MW Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.
The team working on DEME’s jack-up Sea Challenger installed the wind farm’s first turbine over the weekend, Ørsted said.
In total, the wind farm will comprise 94 of the Siemens Gamesa 8 MW units.
Sea Challenger is loading the turbine components in Port Esbjerg, Denmark, prior to transporting them to the installation site some 22 kilometres off the coast of the Zeeland Province.
DEME’s jack-up Innovation last week reached a halfway point on the installation of the monopile foundations at the wind farm.
Borssele 1+2 is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 when it will become the largest offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.