Gode Wind 3 power up, Cadeler installs first Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbine

Gode Wind 3 powers up, Cadeler installs first offshore wind turbine

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Cadeler’s Wind Osprey has marked a significant milestone in Germany’s renewable energy sector, successfully installing the first Siemens Gamesa 11 MW offshore wind turbine at Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 project. This monumental achievement signifies the project’s progress in delivering clean energy to the national grid.

The newly upgraded Wind Osprey, a state-of-the-art offshore wind farm installation vessel, completed the safe and efficient installation of the first of 23 wind turbines destined for the Gode Wind 3 project. These colossal turbines boast an impressive rotor diameter of 200 meters and are situated approximately 32 kilometres off the island of Norderney in northern Germany.

Upon completion, the Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 253 MW, generating enough clean electricity to power the equivalent of 250,000 households.

Mikkel Gleerup, CEO of Cadeler, says, “We’re thrilled to install the first offshore wind turbine of Gode Wind 3, putting Wind Osprey’s new state-of-the-art 1600 t crane to good use to push ahead the renewable energy transition in Germany and Europe. Our close collaboration and nurtured trust with Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa, and every other partner involved, are what turn our shared green ambitions into reality – together, we’re painting the future a little brighter for each offshore wind turbine we build at sea.”

The Wind Osprey plays a critical role in this project, fulfilling a joint contract signed with Ørsted in November 2021. This agreement outlines the installation of a minimum of 48 offshore wind turbines across both the Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 3 wind farms.

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Author: Adnan Bajic

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