Published On: Fri, May 29th, 2020

Borssele III/IV offshore wind farm : MHI Vestas installs first turbine of Dutch wind project

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The first wind turbine of Blauwwind Consortium’s 731.5MW Borssele III/IV offshore wind farm has been installed by MHI Vestas in the at a site 55 km off the coast of the .

The first of the 77 V164-9.5 MW wind turbines of the Dutch offshore wind farm was installed by MHI Vestas’s project team after sailing on the Aeolus offshore installation vessel from the Port of Vlissingen.

The Borssele III/IV offshore wind farm is located 22km offshore the Zeeland province, is being developed by , , , , and Van Oord, that make up the Blauwwind Consortium.

Flemming Ougaard – MHI Vestas chief operations officer said: “First turbine installation at Borssele III/IV is a key milestone for the MHI Vestas team, who are working hard to deliver offshore wind projects across Europe in the midst of the Covid-19 challenge.

“Our teams have been working exceptionally diligently to prepare all components of the 77 wind turbines for Borssele III/IV, and we are pleased to have installation of the V164-9.5 WTGs underway.”

MHI Vestas installs first turbine of the Borssele III/IV offshore wind farm.

MHI Vestas installs first turbine of the Borssele III/IV offshore wind farm. Photo courtesy of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

The Borssele III/IV offshore wind farm is expected to be completed by this year-end will be able to power up to 825,000 households annually, which equates to 2.3% of the total electricity demand in the Netherlands.

Roeland Borsboom – Blauwwind Consortium Project Director said: “After completion of the foundations in April, the start of the turbine installation phase marks the next crucial and exciting step in the project.

“Blauwwind and MHI Vestas have been collaborating well on design and fabrication, and we are now focusing on safe offshore works.

“Commissioning of the first string of turbines is expected in the course of the third quarter of 2020. That is when we expect to start production of power for our customers.”

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