August 16 (Renewables Now) - The first one of 32 Senvion turbines has been installed at the 200-MW Trianel Borkum II offshore wind project in the German North Sea.
German municipal utilities network Trianel GmbH, which is the majority owner, said on Thursday that two more turbines will be brought into operation in the coming days, while the whole complex is scheduled for commissioning by end-2019.
Construction works on the project commenced in June 2018, while turbine installation was launched in the middle of last month, instead of mid-April, after Debt-laden wind turbine maker Senvion SA (ETR:SEN) made changes to the turbine supply deal. The revision allows the insolvent manufacturer to complete deliveries of the plant’s remaining 17 of 32 turbines this autumn.
Trianel holds a 37.99% stake in the EUR-800-million (USD 886.7m) Trianel Borkum II, while utility EWE AG owns 37.5%. The remaining stake of 24.51% is held by Zurich-based municipal utility Elektrizitaetswerk der Stadt Zuerich (EWZ) and its investment partner Fontavis.
Trianel Borkum II is the second phase of the Borkum project. The first 200-MW facility was put into operation in 2015.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.108)