Final turbine installed at Thornton Bank wind farm

REpower Systems has installed the last of 48 turbines at Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Ba nk.

The wind farm is operated by Belgian offshore project development company C-Power, in which RWE Innogy is the largest shareholder and EDF also holds a stake.

The latest phase of construction of the sire has seen Repower – which is a subsidiary of Suzlon Group – install 18 of its 6 MW turbines, which gives the wind farm a total output of 325 MW.

Thornton Bank is one of the largest project-financed offshore wind farms in Europe. Eight commercial European banks, the European Investment Bank and the German and Danish export credit agencies have provided approximately €900m in financing and venture capital and the projects the total investment currently amounts to around €1.3bn. 

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