Denmark-based LM Wind Power will deliver its 61.5-m blades for the 48 REpower 6M-type wind turbines which will be installed as part of phase II and III of the Thornton Bank Offshore Wind Farm off the Belgian coast. The 144 LM 61.5P2 blades will be supplied from the company’s facility in Lunderskov.
LM Wind Power’s VP Sales & Marketing, Ian Telford commented, “The LM 61.5P2 currently is the world’s longest blade in serial production. This contract increases our long-term visibility in North Europe and secures our commitment to the local area.”
Thornton Bank is located around 28 kilometers off the Belgian coast in waters between 12 and 27-m deep. It currently comprises six REpower 5M-type wind turbines with a rated power of 5-MW each. It was officially put into operation at the end of June 2009. In the first half-year of operation, it achieved a technical availability rate of 94%; in the second, this increased to 97%.
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