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RWE Innogy tests two offshore wind turbines on shore

RWE Innogy and Essent have inaugurated two Repower 6M wind turbines in the Dutch city of Eemshaven, each with a rated power of 6.15 MW and a hub height of 114 meters.

The same turbine type will also be used in the wind farm Nordsee Ost in German waters. The two onshore-installed Offshore turbines extend the installed capacity of the biggest Dutch RWE Innogy Onshore wind farm Westereems by 12.3 MW, increasing it to 168 MW in total.

“The history of wind farm Westereems is an excellent show case of the rapid technical development of wind energy throughout the years” said Roy Schwarzer, Head of Wind Onshore at RWE Innogy. “Twenty years ago the wind farm consisted of 40 turbines to serve over 5,000 households with green electricity, but now only one of the modern 6M turbines at this site is capable of doing so. This is enormous”.

 

 

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