As previously informed, Vestas has experienced a series of problems with the operation of the offshore project Horns Reef located in the North Sea, 15 kilometres off the shore near Esbjerg located on the Danish west coast.
The environment at Horns Reef is harsh and it has been ascertained that all transformers and a number of generators had to be changed. In close and constructive collaboration with the customer, the Danish utility Elsam, Vestas and ABB are therefore together solving the problems having analysed the situation and how the operation of Horns Reef most efficiently is improved and how the repair work can be done in the most optimal way. Due to the rough weather conditions in the North Sea several possibilities have been considered - including the possibility of transporting the nacelles and the blades onshore and accomplish parts of the work here.
Svend Sigaard | Vestas Wind Systems A/S
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