August 15 - The first of 35 Siemens 6MW turbines has been installed by A2SEA's SEA CHALLENGER at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm.
The Westermost Rough offshore wind farm, which is a joint venture between DONG Energy and its partners Marubeni Corporation and the UK Green Investment Bank, will have a capacity of 210MW, producing enough energy to power approximately 210,000 homes.
This project marks the first time that the next generation of Siemens' 6 MW turbine will be used on a commercial scale.
"This is the first time we have installed the Siemens 6 MW turbine with a 154 m diameter rotor on a commercial scale following smaller demonstration projects, and it represents a steep change in our ability to provide more energy output from fewer turbines," said Duncan Clark, Westermost Rough programme director at DONG Energy.
It is expected that the turbine installation on Westermost Rough will be completed in the first half of 2015.
Situated approximately 8 km off the Holderness coast, the Westermost Rough site is one of two offshore wind farms that DONG Energy is currently constructing in the UK, along with West of Duddon Sands on the west coast.