MHI Vestas Installs First Turbine at Deutsche Bucht in Germany

Aarhus, June 5, 2019

Operational milestone reached with successful installation of first turbine on Monday.

Installation is underway at Northland Power’s Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm as MHI Vestas and other installation partners have successfully installed the first of 33 wind turbines.

Deutsche Bucht, located 95 km northwest of the island of Borkum in the German North Sea, will be powered by 33 V164-8.4 MW turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

We are very pleased to see the first turbine successfully installed at Deutsche Bucht,” said Flemming Ougaard, MHI Vestas Chief Operations Officer. “The project is an important one for MHI Vestas and our partners, not only because of our growing experience in Germany, but also our contribution to the German energy transition."

The project, Northland Power’s third offshore wind farm, includes a two-turbine pilot plan which will test Mono Bucket foundations, making Deutsche Bucht the first offshore wind farm worldwide to test the Mono Bucket foundation structure under commercial operating conditions.

Once completed, the 33 8.4 MW turbines from MHI Vestas will be the most powerful wind turbines operating in Germany and will produce enough wind energy to power 328,000 German homes.

About MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S 50% and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 50%. The company’s focus is to design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry. The company aims to create sustainable value through offshore wind power by driving capital and operating savings and increasing the power output of wind turbines. An innovative force in offshore wind since its inception in 2014, the company is guided by its founding principles of collaboration, trust, technology and commitment. For more information, see or follow @MHIVestas on Twitter.

About Deutsche Bucht

  • Owner: Northland Power Inc. (NPI)
  • Turbine supplier: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
  • Turbines (Monopile foundations): 31 x V164-8.4 MW
  • Turbines (Pilot project: Mono Bucket foundations): 2 x V164-8.4 MW
  • Total number of turbines: 33
  • Total grid connection capacity: 269 MW
  • Location: North Sea, German Exclusive Economic Zone, 95 km northwest of the island of Borkum
  • Water depth: 40 metres
  • Production (Households): 328,000 German homes
  • Pre-assembly & logistics port: Esbjerg, Denmark