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Alstom

The various components of Alstom’s 6MW offshore wind turbine, currently one of the most powerful on the market, are in the process of being loaded onto the liftboat or self-elevating wind turbine installation and crane unit, “Bold Tern”,  in the port of Ostend, Belgium.  The vessel, owned by Fred Olsen Windcarrier, specialists in the transport … Continue reading Alstom

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Thornton Bank offshore wind farm officially inaugurated

Largest offshore wind farm in Belgium with 325 MW. Green electricity for around 300,000 households. RWE Innogy largest private shareholder. Yesterday, the Belgian Prime Minister Elio di Rupo officially inaugurated the Thornton Bank offshore wind farm. With a capacity of 325 megawatts (MW), the wind farm is the largest in the Belgian North Sea and … Continue reading Thornton Bank offshore wind farm officially inaugurated

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ABB successfully commissions Thornton Bank offshore wind farm connection

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned the subsea transmission link connecting one of the largest offshore wind farms in Europe to the Belgian grid. The Thornton Bank project, executed for the Belgian company C-Power NV was completed on schedule. The transmission link was constructed as part of an expansion of … Continue reading ABB successfully commissions Thornton Bank offshore wind farm connection

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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 … Continue reading REpower completes installation of 325 MW Thornton Bank offshore wind farm

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REpower Systems (Suzlon) has installed wind turbines with a capacity of 325 MW at a wind farm in Belgium.

Wind power major Suzlon Energy Ltd. said its Group-subsidiary REpower Systems SE has installed wind turbines with a capacity of 325 MW at a wind farm in Belgium. According to a company statement, ABB and THV Seawind, a consortium between DEME and Fabricom, were among the installation partners. REpower CEO Andreas Neuen said, “We are … Continue reading REpower Systems (Suzlon) has installed wind turbines with a capacity of 325 MW at a wind farm in Belgium.

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RWE announces all wind turbines installed at Thornton Bank wind farm in Belgium

Yesterday, the last wind turbine at the offshore wind farm Thornton Bank was successfully installed.  This means that the installation of all 48 wind turbines off the Belgian coast, with a combined capacity of 325 megawatts (MW), is now complete. With the generated electricity the power plant can supply some 600,000 Belgian households every year. … Continue reading RWE announces all wind turbines installed at Thornton Bank wind farm in Belgium

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RWE offshore wind farm connected to Belgian grid

Thornton Bank 2 was fully commissioned in January. RWE said the second phase of the wind power project, which includes 24 wind turbines, was connected to the grid. That means another 500,000 megawatt hours of electricity from wind for Belgian consumers. RWE said electricity generated from 24 wind turbines from its Thornton Bank wind farm … Continue reading RWE offshore wind farm connected to Belgian grid

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Belgian and German electricity systems keep lights on despite nuclear turn-off

Freezing temperatures in both Belgium and Germany have put both countries’ power systems to the test this week, but neither country has experienced electricity blackouts despite the lack of nuclear power. Two of Belgium’s seven nuclear reactors – Doel 3 and Tihange 2 – were switched off this summer, following the discovery of cracks, cutting … Continue reading Belgian and German electricity systems keep lights on despite nuclear turn-off

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Belgium plans artificial island for wind energy storage

Belgium is planning to construct an island in the North Sea for the sole purpose storing wind energy. Wind farms, when constructed using traditional mainstream methods, will eventually require backup as their electricity market penetration increases, and when wind turbines generate surplus electricity due to unusually high wind speeds (which can happen pretty often) it … Continue reading Belgium plans artificial island for wind energy storage

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Belgian economic recovery powered by wind power

Wind energy’s contribution to Belgian GDP has risen by 69% in four years (2007-2011), new findings show. This is a rate far higher than the growth of GDP itself, making wind energy a catalyst for Belgium’s economic recovery. The wind power sector brought €335.3 million to the Belgian economy in 2011. The figures come from … Continue reading Belgian economic recovery powered by wind power

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