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Areva completes installation of first half of Borkum West 2 turbines

GERMANY: Areva has reached the milestone of completing half of the work on the installation of the turbines at the Borkum West 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

The Areva M5000 is being installed at the wind farm
The Areva M5000 is being installed at the wind farm

The French manufacturer has now put 20 of the 40 Areva M5000 turbines in place 45 kilometres off the German coast.

Following the installation of the remaining turbines, the projet is expected to produce its first megawatt hour before the end of the year.

The Trianel consortium, made up of a number of municipal and regional energy suppliers, is developing the wind farm.

A decision on whether to develop the second 200MW phase of the Borkum West 2 has yet to be made by Trianel.

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