Wind Power

24 Nov 2022

All Turbines Installed at RWE’s Kaskasi Wind Farm

24 Nov 2022  by   

Image credit: RWE

German renewable energy company RWE has announced that the last turbine at the Kaskasi wind farm has now been installed 35 kilometres north of the German island of Heligoland.

More than two thirds of the wind farm’s 38 turbines are already feeding green electricity into the grid, according to RWE.

The entire wind farm is to be operational by the end of the year at which point Kaskasi will be capable of powering over 400,000 households per year.

Sven Utermöhlen, CEO Wind Offshore, RWE Renewables said in a statement: “Together with our partner companies, our team has persistently pushed ahead with the installation of turbines at our sixth wind farm off the German coast. Since July, a total of 38 wind turbines have been successfully installed off the island of Heligoland. This is exactly the kind of determination we need, because faster offshore expansion allows us to achieve our climate targets as well as greater energy sovereignty.”

RecycableBlade turbines

The Kaskasi wind farm makes use of recyclable rotor blades in what is touted as an industry first. Siemens Gamesa RecycableBlades use an innovative resin that allows the component materials to be separated from one another thanks to its special chemical structure.

The separation process protects the properties of the materials, allowing them to be reused in other applications – for example, in the automotive industry or in consumer goods such as suitcases and flat screen casings.

RWE has been increasing the pace of offshore wind development in Germany. In the German North Sea, RWE and its Canadian partner are making headway with the development of four offshore wind projects with a total capacity of over 1.5GW. By 2030, RWE plans to invest up to 15 billion euros ($15.5 billion) gross in the green energy sector in Germany alone.


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