First Nissum Bredning Turbine Takes Shape

Image source: Nissum Brednings Vindmøllelaug

The tower sections and the nacelle of the first Siemens 7MW direct drive wind turbine were installed on the Nissum Bredning demonstration site in Denmark over the weekend.

The blades are expected to be installed shortly, Nissum Brednings Vindmøllelaug said.

The turbine components were transported out of the Port of Esbjerg and installed onto the gravity jacket foundation directly from the Osprey Valliant barge.

Once all four turbines are installed at the site, they will be grid-connected using Siemens new cable and turbine concept with a 66kV voltage.

The 28MW Nissum Bredning offshore wind farm serves as a testbed for Siemens’ technology and has a guaranteed feed-in tariff of DKK 0.7/kWh (EUR 0.09/kWh) for the initial 10 years for the first 50,000 full load hours of operation.