First LM Wind blade for Merkur arrives at Spanish port
Source: LM Wind Power (www.lmwindpower.com)
The first 73.5-metre (241.1 ft) blade produced at LM Wind Power's factory in Castellon, Spain for the 396-MW Merkur offshore wind farm in Germany has arrived at Castellon Port.
The Danish wind turbine blade maker, now part of General Electric (NYSE:GE), said today that this is the longest blade ever produced and transported in Spain. It reached the port on October 20.
LM Wind will ship a total of 198 blades of the LM 73.5 P model to equip the 66 GE Haliade 150-6 MW turbines that will make up the Merkur wind farm.
The onshore assembly hub for the power plant was opened some weeks ago in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, GE's offshore wind business project office leader Laurent Verdier said. It is ready to start receiving the main components for the turbines, including blades. Offshore installation is expected to begin in February 2018.
The company behind the Merkur offshore wind farm is a joint venture between Partners Group, InfraRed Capital Partners, DEME Concessions and Coriolis, which, in turn, is a joint venture between GE Energy Financial Services and ADEME.