Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm

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Veja Mate
Map of the offshore wind power farms in the German Bight.png
Veja Mate among the wind farms of the German Bight
Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm is located in North Sea
Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm
Location of Veja Mate in the North Sea
Official nameVeja Mate Offshore Wind Farm
CountryGermany
LocationNorth Sea
Coordinates54°19′05″N 5°52′19″E / 54.318°N 5.872°E / 54.318; 5.872Coordinates: 54°19′05″N 5°52′19″E / 54.318°N 5.872°E / 54.318; 5.872
StatusOperational
Construction beganApril 4, 2016 (2016-04-04)[1]
Commission date31 May 2017
Construction cost1,900 M€[1]
Owner(s)Highland Group Holdings Ltd,
Siemens Financial Services,
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners[1]
Wind farm
TypeOffshore
Site area51 km2
Max. water depth41 m
Distance from shore95 km
Hub height103 m
Rotor diameter154 m
Rated wind speed4–25 m/s[2]
Power generation
Make and modelSiemens Wind Power: SWT-6.0-154
Units under const.67 × 6.0 MW
Nameplate capacity402 MW
Capacity factor45.4% (projected)[1]
Annual net output1,600 GW·h
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Veja Mate is a German 402 MW offshore wind farm in the German Bight of the North Sea about 95 km northwest of Borkum. The wind farm consists of 67 Siemens Wind Power SWT-6.0-154 turbines, each with a 6 MW capacity.[3]

In January 2017, 18 months after the financial close, the first of the turbines started delivering power to the German grid. The last turbine was installed on 25 May 2017, and commissioning activities were completed on 31 May 2017. Construction was completed in less than 23 months after financial close, almost four months ahead of the schedule agreed at financial close.[4][5]

The EUR 1.9 billion (USD 2.1bn) wind farm is owned by Highland Group Holdings Ltd, Siemens Financial Services and a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).[5]

The power is delivered via the offshore converter station HVDC BorWin2 to the German onshore Diele substation near Weener.[4][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Veja Mate completes array cable installation". vejamate.net. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  2. ^ "SWT-6.0-154 (Siemens)" (PDF). thewindpower.net. 2017-01-09. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  3. ^ "Veja Mate Offshore About Us". vejamate.net. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  4. ^ a b "Veja Mate delivers first power from the North Sea". vejamate.net. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  5. ^ a b "Construction complete for 402-MW Veja Mate offshore wind park". Renewables Now. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Veja Mate wind park connected to BorWin beta platform". offshorewindindustry.com. 2017-01-19. Retrieved 2017-03-12.

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