RWE's 295-MW Nordsee Ost wind park is producing 1st power
Turbines at sea. Author: Andreas Klinke Johannsen. License: Creative Commons, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Dec 19, 2014 - German energy group RWE AG (ETR:RWE) today said it is already producing power from one turbine at the 295-MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm in the North Sea.
The first of the project’s 48 6.2-MW turbines is in trial operation. RWE has already installed 47 machines, made by Suzlon's German unit Senvion. The company expects to have the last turbine up and ready to run by the end of the month, if the weather permits it.
The Nordsee Ost wind park has been connected to the German grid since end-October through the Helwin alpha converter platform of Dutch transmission system operator Tennet. Commercial commissioning is slated for the spring of 2015.
Once operational, the offshore wind park will be producing as much power as 320,000 homes use for a year, RWE noted.