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MPI Offshore starts blade repair work for Dutch wind park

Prinses Amalia wind farm. Source: Eneco (news.enecogroup.com)

August 23 (Renewables Now) - MPI Offshore has recently commenced repairing and upgrading the blades for a portion of the turbines making up the 120-MW Prinses Amalia offshore wind farm in Dutch waters.

The UK offshore wind installation specialist, which is a subsidiary of Dutch marine contractor Van Oord, is undertaking the job through offshore installation vessel MPI Resolution. The work concerns all of the blades for 29 of the 60 turbines of the wind park.

The repair is being done on board the vessel, where “shells” are being glued to the blades.

The company said that, with the repair works, the blades should last until the end of the expected life of the park.

The Prinses Amalia wind farm, located off the coast at IJmuiden, went online in 2008. It consists of 60 Vestas V80 turbines of 2 MW each and is owned by Dutch power utility Eneco.

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