Our 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 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

    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.

    Anholt

  • Avedøre

    We own two of the wind turbines at Avedore windfarm. 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
    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
    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.


     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
    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.


    Facts  
    Overall capacity 165.6 MW
    Number of turbines 72
    Wind turbine capacity 2.3 MW
    Rotor diameter 40 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
  • 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.

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  • 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

  • Barrow

    In operation

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

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

  • Gunfleet Sands

    In operation

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

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    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%)

  • Lincs

    In operation

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

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    Facts   
    Number of turbines  75 
    Generation capacity 2070MW  
    Commercial operation 2012
    Owner of the project Ørsted (25%), Centrica (50%), and Siemens Project Ventures (SPV) (25%)

  • London Array

    In operation

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

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    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%)

  • 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%)

  • Westermost Rough

    In operation

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

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    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%)

  • West of Duddon Sands

    In operation

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

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    Facts   
    Number of turbines  108
    Generation capacity 389MW 
    Commercial operation 2014
    Owner of the project Ørsted

  • Hornsea Project 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.

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  • Race Bank

    Under construction

    This wind farm could generate enough electricity to power over 500,000 UK homes annually. The project has a potential maximum capacity of 580MW and could also realise a potential annual carbon saving of over 830,000 tonnes of CO2.

  • Walney Extension

    Under Construction 

    This wind farm will power over 590,000 UK homes. Walney Extension is expected to be fully commissioned in 2018, at which time it will be 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.

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  • Hornsea Project Two

    In development

    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.

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  • 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.

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German wind farms
  • Borkum Riffgrund 2

    In operation

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

    Borkum Riffgrund 1+2
  • 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.

    Borkum Riffgrund 1+2
  • 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.

    Gode Wind 1+2
  • OWP West

    In development 

    The project is a breakthrough as they will not receive a subsidy on top of the wholesale electricity price. The bids were at zero EUR per MWh, a breakthrough for cost competitiveness of wind power.

  • Borkum Riffgrund West 2

    In development 

    These projects are a breakthrough as they will not receive a subsidy on top of the wholesale electricity price. The bids were at zero EUR per MWh, a breakthrough for cost competitiveness of wind power.

  • Gode Wind 3

    In development 

    The project is planned to be commissioned in 2024.

Dutch wind farms
  • Borssele 1 and 2

    In development 

    When built in 2020, the approximately 100 wind 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 our first offshore wind project in the U.S. In December 2016 we teamed up with Eversource Energy to further mature the project.. The lease area is located approximately 15-25 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard in an area that has the potential to be developed into at least 2,000 megawatts of electricity.

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    Bay State Wind
  • Ocean Wind

    In development 

    In 2015, we acquired the Ocean Wind lease area from RES Americas. It is located approximately 19 km offshore and has the potential to accommodate more than 1,000 MW of offshore wind, enough to power 500,000 New Jersey homes.

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    Ocean Wind
Taiwan wind farms
  • Formosa 1

    In development

    In 2017, we invested in Taiwan´s first offshore wind project. We are partnering with Macquarie Capital (50%), and local developer, Swancor Industries (15%).

    Formosa 1
  • Greater Changhua

    In development 

    We have four offshore projects in development with an expected total capacity of at least 2GW. The construction is due to start in 2021-2024, subject to environmental impact assessments and final investment decisions.

    Greater Changhua

Katrine Heilmann, Engineer in Wind Power

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