Largest offshore wind turbine erected Scotland
For the first time, a REpower type 5M wind turbine has been set up on the open sea. In the Scottish North Sea, in the Moray Firth, the first of a total of two turbines for the “Beatrice” demonstrator wind farm has just been set up on a lattice-like jacket structure, piled to the seabed at a depth of 44 metres. Never before have wind turbines been set up in water this deep. Furthermore, it is currently the biggest turbine offshore. Prior to the installation, a floating crane barge carried the turbine with more than 900 tonnes on its hooks, 25 kilometres on the open sea from the port of Nigg. It is there that the two 5M wind turbines are shortly to be linked to the grid connection of the “Beatrice Alpha” oil rig and then commissioned.