The 210MW Westermost Rough Wind Farm is nearing completion

The 210MW Westermost Rough Wind Farm is nearing completion

Westermost Rough

The UK’s €1bn offshore wind farm, called Westermost Rough, is almost complete, as the last of its 35 wind turbines has been lifted into place this week; a special jack-up vessel, called the Sea Challenger was used for this final step.
Westermost Rough is a 210MW offshore wind farm located 8km from the east coast of the UK and is the first project to use the Siemens’ 6MW wind turbine. Not only is the company supplying the turbines but also commissioning them as well.
The Westermost Rough project is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50%) and its partners Marubeni Corporation (25%) and the UK Green Investment Bank (25%). Dong Energy is also managing the construction of the wind farm from their office in the Fish Dock, Grimsby.
Programme Director for Westermost Rough at DONG Energy, Duncan Clark, said:
“This is a significant milestone for the project in which DONG Energy is breaking new ground for the industry by offshore deployment of 6MW turbines.  It is also an important step in reducing the cost of energy from offshore wind.
Over 900 people have been employed on the offshore construction programme, and reaching installation of the final turbine with high levels of safety performance is a credit to their great teamwork.
Our focus is now fully directed to safely finishing the commissioning work on the rest of the turbines, ensuring that they are all delivering clean, green energy to the UK grid this summer.”

Posted By Sally on March 31, 2015 | 0 Comment

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