GE installs 1st offshore wind turbine at Merkur Windfarm

“this is a very important milestone for us. Only a year and a half ago we were supporting the installation of the first offshore wind project in US (Block Island), and in a year we have completed installation in China and started installation of one of the largest offshore windfarms in Germany, making us the only offshore wind turbine supplier to have projects in Europe, Asia and the Americas.” GE Renewable Energy was selected in June 2015 by Merkur Offshore Company to deliver 66 GE HaliadeTM 150-6MW offshore wind turbines to what will become one of Germany’s largest offshore windfarms, capable to generate approximately 1,750 GWh annually, enough clean energy to power around 500,000 homes in the region. A 10-year Operation & Maintenance service is also included as part of the contract. The offshore wind turbines have three main components – nacelles, towers, and blades- that are manufactured in different locations and shipped to Eemshaven, where they are prepared for installation at sea. Nacelles are produced in Saint-Nazaire (France), blades are made in Castellon (Spain) by LM Wind Power, and towers are manufactured in Germany and China. Source / More: GE oilandgasOil and Gas News Undiluted !!! “The squeaky wheel gets the oil” Follow us: @OilAndGasPress on Twitter | OilAndGasPress on Facebook ]]>