According to reports, REpower Systems SE, part of Suzlon Group, and Belgian entity C-Power NV have installed the first 6.15 MW offshore turbine.
“The turbine, with a rated power of 6.15 megawatts (MW), is the first of 48 REpower 6M to be constructed in the phases two and three of the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank,” wind turbine maker Suzlon said in a statement.
The installation of the first 30 turbines is planned for 2012 and the remaining are scheduled for installation during an extension stage by mid-2013.
C-Power has been set up to develop offshore wind farm in the concession area on the Thornton Bank in the North Sea. It is owned by four Belgian entities — SRIW Environnement, Socofe, Z-Kracht/Nuhma, DEME, and two European strategic partners RWE Innogy EDF-EN in a partnership with the Marguerite Fund.