REpower completes installation of 325 MW Thornton Bank offshore wind farm

Suzlon Group completes installation of 325 MW Thornton Bank offshore wind farm.

C-Power’s Thornton Bank wind farm features 48 REpower 6M wind turbines.

The 6M is the world’s largest commercial offshore wind turbine at 6.15 MW.

Phase III: Installation of 18 REpower 6M wind turbines in time completed.

Suzlon Group-subsidiary, REpower Systems SE 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.Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE, said: “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. We offer our customers the best technology combined with industry leading experience in building projects in complex and challenging environments.”

The 2013 construction phase covers  of 18 REpower 6M turbines. Each of the turbines has a rated power of 6.15 megawatts. REpower completed Phase III successfully and on time: that proofs the company’s  well-developed logistics concept and the good cooperation between the teams during the installation of the turbines.

After the completion of all three construction phases, the wind farm has 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.