Facts about Borssele 1 and 2
- Borssele 1 and 2 are owned by Ørsted and have a total capacity of 752MW.
- The wind farm will be located 22km off the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland with water depths of 14-38m. The wind farm will cover an area of 128.3 km2.
- The Dutch offshore grid operator, TenneT, is responsible for construction, operation and ownership of the substations and the export cable.
Siemens Gamesa will supply and service 94 units of their 8MW wind turbines for the 752MW Borssele project. The offshore wind farm is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2020.
Jasper Vis, Country Manager for Ørsted Netherlands, says:
"With the signing of the wind turbine contract, we pass a key milestone in this project, which will be a landmark in the Netherlands' shift to renewable energy. This is an important step on our way to reducing the cost of renewable electricity in the Netherlands."
Anders Lindberg, Senior Vice President and responsible for the construction of wind farms in Ørsted, adds:
"We're progressing well with the preparation of Borssele 1 and 2, and we're looking forward to working with Siemens Gamesa and the other suppliers who all contribute with innovations and cost outs to make the realisation of a large-scale offshore wind farm possible."
The wind farm's total capacity of 752MW will enable it to cover the annual power consumption of approximately one million Dutch households.
Ørsted is currently operating 17 offshore wind farms across the UK, Germany and Denmark and was recently the world's first developer to reach the installation of 1,000 offshore wind turbines.