EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the completion of the construction of the Teesside offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom Paris, 19 June 2013.
EDF Energies Nouvelles is pleased to announce the completion of the construction of the Teesside offshore wind farm, built by EDF Energy Renewables, a joint venture between EDF Energy and EDF Energies Nouvelles. As of today, the first thirteen wind turbines of this 62 MW facility have been put into production. The entire wind farm is due to enter service during summer 2013.
This flagship project establishes the EDF Group as a key player in the European offshore wind energy industry.
The Teesside wind farm’s 27 Siemens-manufactured turbines have been installed off the coast of Redcar in north-east England. The construction work offshore began in February
2012 when monopile foundations were driven into the seabed and will be completed with the progressive connection of all the wind turbines to the electricity grid ahead of the facility’s
commissioning planned during summer 2013.
Owned jointly by EDF Energy and EDF Energies Nouvelles and managed by their joint venture EDF Energy Renewables, the Teesside wind farm has been fully managed by the EDF Group, which oversaw the entire development, engineering and construction process. “The Teesside wind farm demonstrates our engineering expertise in offshore wind projects. By completing this project, we have further established our position as a leading player in the offshore wind energy segment and are confident in our ability to see other projects in the United Kingdom and French markets through to fruition,” stated Antoine Cahuzac, Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energies Nouvelles.