Orsted launches 50MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm

Orsted launches 50MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm

2019-06-13T05:59:22+00:00June 13th, 2019|Wind Energy|

Denmark’s largest power company, Orsted has officially inaugurated its 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in Germany’s North Sea, 56 kilometers from Lower Saxony.

The project includes 56 MHI Vestas V164-8.3MW turbines, the installation of which was completed ahead of target.

First power from the site was delivered in November of 2018.

Orsted managing director in Germany Volker Malmen said: “Offshore wind energy is a reliable cornerstone for a successful energy transition.

“With MHI Vestas’ 8.3MW turbines for Borkum Riffgrund 2, we set a new milestone for offshore wind in Germany, by pioneering this technology in German waters.”

MHI Vestas chief operations officer Flemming Ougaard said: “The collaboration with Orsted and other installation partners on Borkum Riffgrund 2 was outstanding.

“The project is a noteworthy contribution to the German clean energy transition.”

The company has also just announce the commencement of operations at the world’s biggest offshore wind site, Hornsea One. Here’s the story.

 

Source : https://www.smart-energy.com/renewable-energy/orsted-launches-50mw-borkum-riffgrund-2-offshore-wind-farm/