Each of the 6.15 MW wind turbines can supply more than 6,000 households.
The REpower 6M to date is the most powerful wind turbine ever to be installed on the high seas anywhere in the world.
The turbine is produced in Bremerhaven. From there, the components can be transported directly to their destination on the high seas. In 2009, three prototypes of the REpower 6M were installed onshore at the Ellhöft wind farm, near the German-Danish border.
In spring 2012, the first wind turbines installed offshore were erected in the Belgian Thornton Bank wind project.
REpower Systems SE has signed a contract with RWE Innogy for the delivery of 54 offshore wind turbines.
The REpower 6M turbines, each with 6.15 megawatts (MW) of rated power, are intended for the Innogy Nordsee 1 wind farm.
The project with a total capacity of 332 MW is based in the German North Sea, around 40 km north of the Island of Juist. This is one of the world’s biggest open-sea projects with turbines in the multi-megawatt class.
Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE, comments: “This contract is an important signal for the German offshore wind industry. We are delighted that RWE Innogy, our customer for many years, confides again in REpower´s established technology.”
With 6,150 kW of rated power, an individual turbine installed offshore can supply more than 6,000 households with electricity. As it has 332 MW of rated power, the Innogy Nordsee 1 wind farm will therefore provide power to at least 324,000 households.