All turbines installed at offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1

Only few days after having reached the 3,000 megawatt (MW) milestone, DONG Energy has installed the last of a total of 78 turbines at Borkum Riffgrund 1 Offshore Wind Farm in the German North Sea.

About Borkum Riffgrund 1

Borkum Riffgrund 1 is located approximately 54 kilometers from shore and 37 kilometers from the island Borkum in the North Sea. The offshore wind farm will be operated from DONG Energy’s facilities in Norden-Norddeich.

The next step will be the final commissioning of all remaining wind turbines. More than half have been already commissioned. All closing activities will run during summer. 

When fully operational the German offshore wind farm will be capable of generating 312MW electricity. This will be enough to meet the annual electricity demands of 320.000 German households. 

The offshore wind farm is owned by DONG Energy (50%), Kirkbi (32%) and William Demant Invest (18%).

DONG Energy is also building the Gode Wind 1+2 in Germany. They are expected to be completed in 2016. With a total capaicity of 582 MW they will be the biggest offshore wind farm in Germany and will be able to produce CO2 electricity corresponding to the annual demand of more than 600,000 German households.

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