Our offshore wind farms

Where we operate

We´ve built more offshore wind farms than any other developer in the world and we´ve only just begun. By 2020, we will expand our offshore wind capacity to 7.45GW, and will have offshore wind farms in the US, in Taiwan and across Europe, in Denmark, Germany, the UK and The Netherlands.

Below you can expand each project to learn more about the locations, the amount of wind turbines there are, and how much green energy they will be generating.

Danish wind farms
  • Anholt

    In operation

    The wind farm consists of 111 wind turbines and with a total capacity of 400MW. This corresponds to more than 1 million people´s annual power consumption, which is completely CO2 free.

    Download a PDF about Anholt

    Facts   
    Overall capacity 400 MW
    Number of turbines
    111 
    Wind turbine capacity
    3,6 MW 
    Commercial operation
    2013
    Ownership Ørsted (50%), PKA (25%) and PensionDanmark (25%)

    Graphic of Anholt wind farm
  • Avedøre

    In operation

    We own two of the wind turbines at Avedore wind farm. One of them is located along the Sjealland coast, and the other one is located a little further offshore. This gives good conditions for testing and optimizing offshore wind turbines.

    The two wind turbines have a capacity of 3.6MW each and a hub height of 90 metres. Our first and second turbines have generated over 14,600 and 20,200 full load hours, respectively since being put into operation.

    Facts  
    Overall capacity
    7.2 MW
    Number of turbines 2
    Wind turbine capacity 3.6 MW
    Rotor diameter 120 meters 
    Construction period 2009-2011
    Location Avedore Power station at Avedore Holme 
    Ownership 100% Ørsted
  • Horns Rev 1

    In operation

    Comprises of 80 efficient wind turbines capable of producing 160 MW. The annual production of the wind turbines corresponds to the electricity consumption of 150,000 households. Horns Rev 1 is located in the North Sea 14 kilometers west of Denmark.

    Facts  
    Overall capacity 160 MW
    Number of turbines 80
    Wind turbine capacity 2 MW 
    Construction period 2002
    Location In the North Sea 14 km off the Danish west coast
    Ownership 60% Vattenfall Group, 40% Ørsted
  • Horns Rev 2

    In operation

    Horns Rev 2 is a grand construction masterpiece where many sub-elements must form a synthesis. Horns Rev 2 was somewhat of a challenge. In the construction period from May 2008 to November 2009, this wind farm was the furthest offshore build compared to any other wind farm in the world. It is located in the North Sea – historically dangerous waters resulting in a high safety aspect to the project.

    More than 600 people were involved in the project in Esbjerg, and more than 25 different vessels were hired for the construction period. We owned and coordinated the complete construction process with seven different sub-suppliers.

    Download a PDF about Horns Rev 2

     Facts  
    Overall capacity 209 MW
    Number of turbines 91 
    Wind turbine capacity 2.3 MW
    Rotor diameter 93 meters
    Construction period 2008-2009
    Location 30 km off the Danish west coast from Esbjerg
    Ownership 100% Ørsted
  • Nysted

    In operation

    The 72 offshore turbines are placed in a parallelogram with eight rows of nine turbines each. All the turbines are painted in the same discrete air force grey colour. The turbines were supplied by Siemens and built according to "the Danish concept", i.e. three-blade turbines that turn clockwise.

    The turbine tower itself is 69 metres high. Each blade is 40 metres long. At its highest, the tip of the blade reaches a height of 110 metres.

    Every turbine can generate an output of 2.3 MW. The combined effect therefore reaches 165.6 MW, which made Nysted windfarm one of the largest in the world when it was build back in 2003.

    Download a PDF about Nysted (Danish)

    Facts  
    Overall capacity 165.6 MW
    Number of turbines 72
    Wind turbine capacity 2.3 MW
    Rotor diameter 82,4 meters
    Construction period 2003
    Location 10 km south of Nysted and around 13 km west of Gedser 
    Ownership 42.75% Ørsted, 7.25% Stadtwerke Lübeck, 50% PensionDanmark
UK wind farms
  • Barrow

    In operation

    Barrow produces enough electricity to power over 80,000 UK homes annually.

    Facts   
    Number of turbines  30 
    Generation capacity 90MW  
    Commercial operation 2006
    Owner of the project

    Ørsted

    Project summary Download PDF about Barrow
  • Burbo Bank

    In operation

    Burbo Bank produces enough electricity to power over 80,000 UK homes annually.

    Facts   
    Number of turbines  25 
    Generation capacity 90MW
    Commercial operation 2007
    Owner of the project Ørsted
    Project summary Download PDF about Burbo bank

  • Burbo Bank Extension

    In operation 

    Less than ten years ago at Burbo Bank, we were the first to install a 3.6 MW offshore wind turbine. And in 2017, we were first to deploy the world’s largest wind turbines – the MHI Vestas V164 - 8.0 MW – commercially offshore, and we did it Burbo Bank Extension.
    In this short time the turbines have more than doubled in power output, and Burbo Bank Extension will provide sustainable energy to over 230,000 UK homes.

    Watch a video about Burbo Bank Extension

    Facts  
    Overall capacity

    258 MW

    Number of turbines
    32
    Commercial operation
    2017
    Ownership
    Ørsted (50%), PKA (25%) and KIRKBI A/S (25%)
    Project summary Download PDF about Burbo Bank Extension

  • Gunfleet Sands

    In operation

    Gunfleet Sands produces enough electricity to power over 150,000 UK homes annually.

    Facts   
    Number of turbines  48 
    Generation capacity 173MW
    Commercial operation 2010 
    Owner of the project Ørsted (50.1%), Marubeni Corporation (24.95%) and DBJ (24.95%)
     Project summary

    Download PDF about Gunfleet Sands


  • Hornsea One

    Under Construction

    This will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world. Once completed in 2020, it will produce enough energy to power over 1 million homes.
    With a capacity of 1.2 gigawatts (GW), Hornsea Project One will be the world's first offshore wind farm to exceed 1 GW in capacity.

    Visit the Hornsea Project One website

    Facts
    Overall capacity 1218 MW
    Number of turbines
    174
    Commercial operation 2019
    Ownership Ørsted 50%, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) 50%
    Project summary Download PDF about Hornsea One

  • Hornsea Two

    Under construction

    Granted development consent by the Secretary of State for Energy in August 2016. When built, Hornsea Project Two could potentially meet the electricity needs of up to 1.6 million homes per year bringing low carbon power to the UK and economic growth in the Humber region.

    Visit the Hornsea Project Two website

    Facts 
    Overall capacity
    1386
    Number of turbines
    165
    Commercial operation
    2022
    Ownership
    Ørsted
    Project summary Download PDF about Hornsea Two

  • Hornsea Project Three

    In development 

    We are proposing to develop a new offshore wind farm (Hornsea Project Three), in the North Sea, off the North Norfolk Coast. The proposed wind farm could potentially generating up to 2,400 MW of electricity, enough to meet the daily electricity needs of well over 2 million homes.

    Visit the Hornsea Project Three website

  • Hornsea Project Four
  • Lincs

    In operation

    Lincs produces enough electricity to power over 240,000 UK homes annually.

    Facts   
    Number of turbines  75 
    Generation capacity 270MW  
    Commercial operation 2012
    Owner of the project Ørsted (25%), Centrica (50%), and Siemens Project Ventures (SPV) (25%)
    Project summary Download PDF about Lincs

  • London Array

    In operation

    Produces enough electricity to power over 560,000 UK homes annually.

    Facts   
    Number of turbines  175 
    Generation capacity 630MW
    Commercial operation 2012
    Owner of the project Ørsted (25%), E.ON (30%), Masdar (20%), Caisse de depot du placement du Quebec (25%)
    Project summary Download PDF about London Array

  • Race Bank

    In operation

    This wind farm can generate enough electricity to power over 500,000 UK homes annually. The wind farm has a total capacity of 573MW and could also realise a potential annual carbon saving of over 830,000 tonnes of CO2.

    Facts
    Overall capacity
    573
    Number of turbines
    91
    Commercial operation
    2018
    Ownership
    Ørsted (50 %), Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (25 %), Macquarie Capital (12,5 %) and Sumitomo Corporation (12,5 %)
    Project summary Download PDF about Race Bank

  • Walney

    In operation

    Produces enough electricity to power over 320,000 UK homes.

    Facts   
    Number of turbines  102 
    Generation capacity 367MW 
    Commercial operation 2012 
    Owner of the project Ørsted (50.1%), PGGM and Ampère Equity Fund (24.8%) and SSE (25.1%)
    Project summary Download PDF about Walney

  • Walney Extension

    In operation

    This wind farm can power over 590,000 UK homes. Walney Extension was commissioned in 2018, at which time it was the biggest offshore wind farm in the world, surpassing the 630MW London Array Offshore Wind Farm which was commissioned in 2014 by Ørsted and its partners.

    Visit the Walney Extension website

    Facts
    Overall capacity
    659
    Number of turbines
    87
    Commercial operation
    2018
    Ownership
    Ørsted (50%), PFA (25%) and PKA (25%)
    Project summary Download PDF about Walney Extension

  • West of Duddon Sands

    In operation

    Produces enough electricity to power over 340,000 UK homes annually.

    Facts   
    Number of turbines  108
    Generation capacity 389MW 
    Commercial operation 2014
    Owner of the project Ørsted
    Project summary Download PDF about West of Duddon Sands

  • Westermost Rough

    In operation

    Produces enough electricity to power over 180,000 UK homes annually.

    Facts   
    Number of turbines  35 
    Generation capacity 210MW 
    Commercial operation 2015
    Owner of the project Ørsted (50%), Marubeni Corporation (25%), UK Green Investment Bank (25%)
    Project summary Download PDF about Westermost Rough

German wind farms
  • Borkum Riffgrund 1

    In operation

    In October 2015, our first German wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 was inaugurated. Located 37 km off the German island of Borkum. The site has an average wind speed of 11 knots, the ideal conditions for an offshore wind farm.

    Facts
    Overall capacity
    312 MW
    Number of turbines
    78
    Commercial operation
    2015
    Ownership Ørsted (50%), Kirkbi (32%) and William Demant Invest (18%)

    Borkum Riffgrund 1+2
  • Borkum Riffgrund 2

    In operation

    Built in 2019, Borkum Riffgrund 2 is our fourth offshore wind farm in German waters. The wind farm is located right next to our first offshore wind farm, Borkum Riffgrund 1, and is located about 54 kilometers from the German coast.

    Facts
    Overall capacity
    450
    Number of turbines
    56
    Commercial operation
    2018
    Ownership
    Ørsted  50%, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) 50%

    Borkum Riffgrund 1+2
  • Borkum Riffgrund 3

    In development

    The project is planned to be commissioned in 2024.

  • Gode Wind 1 & 2

    In operation

    Gode Wind 1 and 2 are two offshore wind parks that we built directly after each other. Construction began in April 2015. We installed the last wind turbine in May 2016. The two offshore wind parks are located approximately 45 kilometers off the German mainland and 33 km off the islands of Juist and Nordeney.

    Facts
    Overall capacity
    582
    Number of turbines
    97
    Commercial operation
    2017
    Ownership Ørsted 50%, Global Infrastructure Partners owns 50% of Gode Wind 1, while the third largest German insurancegroup, Talanx, is an indirect investor. Four Danish pension funds, including PKA and Industriens Pension, owns 50% of Gode Wind 2

    Gode Wind 1+2
  • Gode Wind 3

    In development 

    The project is planned to be commissioned in 2024.

Dutch wind farms
  • Borssele 1 and 2

    Under construction

    When built in 2020, the approximately 100 offshore wind turbines will supply renewable energy equivalent to the annual power consumption of one million Dutch households. The wind farms will be located 22 kilometers from the coast of Zeeland province. Borssele 1 and 2 together comprise 128.3 km2 with a capacity of 2 x 350 MW.

    The Borssele 1 and 2 wind farms are a milestone for the Dutch energy transition.. The Netherlands intend to increase the percentage of renewable energy in the coming years, to 14 percent in 2020 and 16 percent in 2023. Offshore wind energy plays an important role in achieving this.

    Borssele 1+2
U.S. wind farms
  • Bay State Wind

    In development

    Bay State Wind is a 50/50 joint venture with our partner Eversource – New England’s largest energy company and premier electric transmission builder.

    Located 25 miles off the Massachusetts South Coast, this project has the potential to generate up to 2 GW of clean, renewable energy.

    Visit the Bay State Wind website

  • Block Island Wind Farm

    In operation

    Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island is America’s first and currently only offshore wind farm. The 30 MW, 5-turbine project began commercial operations in December 2016 and generates enough energy to power 17,000 homes.

    Facts

    Capacity: 30 MW

    Location: Approximately 3 miles southeast of Block Island, RI

    Timeline: Became operational in December 2016

    The Block Island Wind Farm will lower carbon dioxide emissions by 40,000 tons each year. That's 800,000 tons over 20 years – the equivalent of taking over 150,000 cars off the road!

    The island, that was previously powered by 5 diesel generators which burned over 1 million gallons of fuel every year, is now powered entirely by offshore wind. 

    The project connects Block Island to the mainland grid for the first time. The wind farm provides reliable, renewable energy reduces the island’s electricity rates while diversifying Rhode Island’s power supply. Block Island has created a brand-new industry in Rhode Island, putting people to work building and maintaining renewable energy projects that will power the region's future.

    All told, more than 300 local workers were involved with building the Block Island Wind Farm. 

  • Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind

    Awarded

    With our partner Dominion Energy, we are developing Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW), a 12 MW offshore wind project off the coast of Virginia Beach.

    Facts

    Capacity: 12 MW 

    Location: 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach

    Timeline: Anticipated in-service late 2021
    Ørsted is supporting the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work for CVOW and Dominion Energy will remain the sole owner of the turbines. Once complete, CVOW will become the first offshore wind project in the Mid-Atlantic and the second in the nation. 
  • Garden State Offshore Energy

    In development

    Garden State Offshore Energy, LLC (GSOE) is a joint venture between Ørsted and PSEG, which was formed in 2007 and selected as New Jersey’s “preferred developer” in 2008. GSOE holds the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management lease OCS-A0482, which consists of over 96,000 acres, enough to build up to 1 GW of offshore wind generation.

  • Ocean Wind

    Awarded

    Ocean Wind, located off the coast of Atlantic City, NJ, will provide clean and reliable energy, local jobs across New Jersey, and infrastructure enhancements to the Garden State.

    Facts

    Capacity: 1,100 MW 

    Location: Approximately 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City

    Timeline: Construction is planned to start in the early 2020’s, with the wind farm operational in 2024
    Ørsted, with the support of PSEG, is proud to present New Jersey’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm. The 1,100 MW project will provide more than half a million homes in New Jersey with clean, reliable energy and will create over 3,000 direct jobs annually through development and three year construction cycle. Ocean Wind will be located approximately 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City with minimal visual impacts and is expected to be operational in 2024. 
  • Revolution Wind

    Awarded

    Revolution Wind is a 50/50 joint venture with our partner Eversource – New England’s largest energy company and premier electric transmission builder.

    Facts

    Capacity: 400 MW to Rhode Island and 300 MW to Connecticut 

    Location: Approximately 15 miles south of the Rhode Island coast

    Timeline: Expected to be commissioned in 2023

    The 700 MW project is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by millions of tons of carbon dioxide a year – that's equivalent to taking nearly 100,000 cars off the road!
    The 700 MW project will power more than 400,000 homes in Rhode Island and Connecticut. 

    In Rhode Island, the 400 MW project will create 800+ construction jobs, and provide $40 million in Rhode Island Port infrastructure improvements.

    In Connecticut, the 300 MW project will create 300+ construction jobs, and provide at least $22.5 million in direct investment for the New London State Pier.

    Subject to permitting, completing the power purchase agreements process and final investment decisions by Ørsted and Eversource, Revolution Wind is expected to be commissioned in 2023.
  • Skipjack Wind Farm

    Awarded

    The Skipjack Wind Farm is one of the two approved offshore wind farms off the Delmarva coast.

    Facts

    Capacity: 120 MW

    Location: Over 19 miles from the Maryland-Delaware border and 26 miles from the Ocean City pier

    Timeline: Offshore construction planned to start as early as 2021, with the wind farm coming online in 2022
     
    Located over 19 miles from the Maryland/Delaware border, the wind farm will deliver 120 MW of clean energy to Maryland’s Eastern Shore which is enough electricity to power 35,000 homes.
  • South Fork Wind Farm

    Awarded

    The South Fork Wind Farm is a 50/50 joint venture with our partner Eversource – New England’s largest energy company and premier electric transmission builder.

    Facts

    Capacity: Approximately 130 MW 

    Location: More than 35 miles east of Montauk

    Timeline: Local construction is planned to start in 2021, with the full project coming online in 2022
    Bringing approximately 130 MW to Long Island, South Fork Wind Farm is the most cost-effective solution to the community’s need for new sources of power.

    This wind farm will be the largest source of renewable energy on Long Island, which will help the Towns of East Hampton and Southampton meet their 100% renewable energy goals, and New York State achieve its statutory goal of 50% clean energy.

    The 15-turbine project will generate enough energy to power 70,000 homes through a long-term power purchase agreement with the Long Island Power Authority. Subject to permitting, further development, and final investment decisions by Ørsted and Eversource, South Fork Wind Farm is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2022.
  • Sunrise Wind

    Awarded

    Sunrise Wind is a 50/50 joint venture with our partner Eversource – New England’s largest energy company and premier electric transmission builder, and with support from Con Edison and New York Power Authority (NYPA).

    Facts

    Capacity: 880 MW 

    Location: Over 30 miles east of Long Island’s Montauk Point

    Timeline: Expected to be commissioned in 2024
    The 880MW project will power more than half a million New York homes while bringing economic development to New York state and fostering the growth of the offshore wind industry for Long Island.

    Subject to contract signing and Ørsted and Eversource’s final investment decisions, the wind farm is expected to be operational in 2024.
Taiwan wind farms
  • Changhua 1 and 2a

    Under construction 

    Changhua 1 and 2a will be located 35-50 kilometers off the coast of Changhua County and will have a capacity of approx. 900MW, enough to supply around 1 million Taiwanese households with green power. The offshore wind farm will be constructed in 2021 and 2022.

  • Changhua 2b and 4

    In development

    In June 2018, Ørsted was awarded the right to build another 920MW offshore wind in Taiwan through its Changhua 2b and 4 sites. Changhua 2b and 4 are to be built in 2025, subject to Ørsted taking final investment decision on the projects in 2023.

  • Formosa 1

    Under construction

     Ørsted is the co-owner of Taiwan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project, Formosa 1. The original demo project, comprising two wind turbines with a total capacity of 8MW, will be extended with phase two in 2019. The second phase will add 20 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 120MW to Formosa 1's current 8MW capacity. Formosa 1 will be the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in Taiwan before 2020.

    Formosa 1
  • Greater Changhua

    In development 

    We have four offshore wind sites off the coast of Changhua County which can be developed into a total capacity of approx. 2,400MW. In 2018, we won two offshore wind auctions with these projects, which means that we will build approx. 2 x 900 MW in 2021 and 2025. The remaining approx. 600MW can participate in future auction rounds. Fully utilized, the Changhua projects could jointly power approx. 2.8 million Taiwanese households.

    Greater Changhua

Our Offshore Wind capabilities

We are firm believers in the massive potential that wind energy holds as a renewable energy source.