First Kaskasi II wind farm turbine connected to the grid

The first of the Kaskasi plant’s 38 Siemens Gamesa 9MW turbines is now connected to the grid. The plant is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of the year. This plant has a planned installed capacity of 342MW.

Located in the North Sea, about 35 km off the coast of Heligoland, it will be part of the “Heligoland Cluster”, one of RWE Renewables’ major projects, along with the Amrumbank and Nordsee Ost wind farms. This innovative wind farm is the first to have recyclable blades from Siemens Gamesa. The 81-metre-long blades can be efficiently decommissioned, and the materials reused.

Subsea7 was awarded the Kaskasi contract for the transport and installation of the offshore substation foundation, wind turbine monopile foundations and inner array grid cables in 2020. Wagenborg towage was also involved in the delivery of project cargo, and ZTT submarine cable & system company completed the cable load out and installation for the Kaskasi II wind farm this year. DEME Offshore also participated in the installation of some monopiles, and all the transition pieces, turbines and inter-array cables.

Author: Emma Dailey

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