Suzlon Group-subsidiary, REpower Systems, installed the last of the 48 total REpower 6M turbines in the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank. The customer for this project is the Belgian offshore project development company C-Power, which was set up by four Belgian investors and counts REpower customers RWE Innogy and EDF EN amongst its shareholders.
“We are very proud to have installed the largest fleet of 6 megawatt turbines worldwide. Thornton Bank confirms the long-term potential of the market,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems. “We offer our customers the best technology combined with industry leading experience in building projects in complex and challenging environments.”
After the completion of all three construction phases, the wind farm will have a total output of 325 megawatts – enough to supply 600,000 people, or a city the size of Glasgow, with electricity. In terms of investment volume, the contract marks the largest financing for a completed project to date in the offshore wind industry overall. Companies from Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden are involved in Thornton Bank, making the wind farm a showcase project for the European offshore wind industry.
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