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Largest monopiles from Dong Energy

Dong Energy has announced the production of the extra-large monopiles for two of its offshore wind farms located north-west of Norderney in the German sector of North Sea has got underway.

Steel producer Erndtebrücker Eisenwerk is currently constructing the 66.5m-long monopiles in Rostock, Germany.

The monopiles, which have a diameter of 7.5m and a total weight of 940t, will be deployed in Gode 1 and Gode 2 of the three-site wind farm project.

The monopiles will be installed in the seabed during 2015 and the turbines are expected to be fully functional in 2016, with Gode 1 having a capacity of 332MW and Gode 2 having a capacity of 252MW.

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