Danish wind giant DONG Energy announced this week that it will build its fourth German offshore wind farm, called Borkum Riffgrund 2.
Denmark’s largest energy company, which is majority government-owned, will have installed 6.7GW of offshore wind by the time the new wind farm is commissioned in the first half of 2019. The firm had previously set a strategic target of 6.5GW by 2020.
Borkum Riffgrund 2 boasts a total export capacity of 450MW and will feature 56 of MHI Vestas’ 8MW turbines, each with a rotor span of 164 metres
The new offshore wind farm will provide enough renewable energy to power 460,000 German households annually and will be located 54 kilometres off the coast of Lower Saxony.
Samuel Leupold, Executive Vice President and Head of Wind Power at DONG Energy,said:
“Offshore wind is a significant contribution to the German energy transition, and Borkum Riffgrund 2 confirms DONG Energy’s position as one of the major investors in the renewable energy infrastructure in Germany.
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