The entire wind farm is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2018
On February 15th the first nacelle of 42 D7 turbines (7.35 MW) built by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in Cuxhaven came out of the German factory!
The nacelles will be stored near the loading ramp before being sent to the REBO site in Ostend (Belgium) in early March 2018 in September 2010, the managing company of the port of Ostend created, in association with the Flemish participation company PMV and three Belgian private investors, the company Renewable Energy Base Oostende – REBO). In the new installation, the different parts of the nacelle are assembled in separate production lines and then assembled at the end of the assembly lines. The tests are then carried out. All stages take place within the plant. All the components of the offshore wind turbines for the Rentel wind farm, nacelles, blades, towers, will be assembled on the REBO site in Ostend (Belgium) and loaded onto the installation vessel, which should start in early May 2018. The end of the facility is scheduled for September 2018. The entire wind farm is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2018. The upper part of the offshore sub-station of the 309MW Rentel offshore wind farm was installed in the Belgian North Sea on 5 January 2018. Boarded in the STX yards in Saint-Nazaire on 11th January 2018 on a DEME barge, the load of about 1100 tons has been installed January 26th. The substation will collect and export the energy produced by the 42 Siemens D7 type wind turbines, each with an individual installed capacity of 7.35 MW.
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