Jack-up vessel MPI Enterprise has left the port of Eemshaven to start turbine installation at the 332MW Nordsee 1 wind farm in the German North Sea.

The project, which is being developed by Innogy and Northland Power, will feature 54 Senvion 6.2M126 machines.

Buss Logistics began delivering the 378 main turbine components in February to the Orange Blue Terminal in Eemshaven.

Cargo ship BBC Spring is deployed for the component transport, which includes 61.5-metre rotor blades, 65-metre towers and the nacelles.

Buss is pre-assembling the rotor stars at the storage facility, while the towers are set up at the quay edge to be loaded on to the jack-up vessel.

In April last year, Geosea installed the final foundation at the wind farm, located approximately 40km north of the island of Juist.

Image: MPI Enterprise working on the Nordergrunde wind farm (MPI)