Northland wraps up construction at 252-MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm

Installation of Gemini wind turbines. Source: Northland Power Inc (www.northlandpower.ca). All Rights Reserved.

April 1 (Renewables Now) - The construction of the 252-MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea has been fully completed, Canada-based Northland Power Inc (TSE:NPI) said on Tuesday.

The milestone marks the start of the project’s operational phase. The wind farm has already brought more than EUR 130 million of pre-completion revenues after its 31 monopile foundation turbines became operational in September 2019. The machines are of the V164-8.4 MW model by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (TYO:7011).

Located off the island of Borkum in the German Exclusive Economic Zone, the Deutsche Bucht wind park is expected to generate around one billion kWh of electricity per year, or enough to meet the annual power consumption of nearly 300,000 German homes. Its output will help save almost 700,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions a year, Northland Power calculates. The Canadian firm is the sole owner of the project.

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