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DONG Energy Commits To 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Wind Farm

Danish wind energy behemoth DONG Energy has announced its commitment to build the 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the North Sea.

DONG-8The 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm will be developed off the north coast of Lower Saxony, in Germany, making it the fourth offshore wind farm DONG Energy has developed in German Waters, following in the wake of Gode Wind 1 and 2, and Borkum Riffgrund 1.

Interestingly, and in line with global offshore wind development, Borkum Riffgrund 2 will make use of the largest wind turbines in German waters, 56 MHI Vestas 8 MW turbines, boasting rotor spans of 164 metres, and generating enough clean electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 460,000 German households.

“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,” said Samuel Leupold, Executive Vice President and Head of Wind Power in DONG Energy. “The 8 MW turbine takes offshore wind efficiency a further step forward, and the size of the Borkum Riffgrund 2 project is yet another indication of market maturity. We’ll continue our relentless efforts to drive down the cost of electricity from offshore wind.”

Borkum Riffgrund 2 will likely be completed and fully commissioned in the first half of 2019, and will provide DONG Energy with a fixed price per kWh for approximately ten years following construction.

“With Borkum Riffgrund 2, we’ll start the construction of our fourth offshore wind farm in Germany,” added Trine Borum Bojsen, Country Manager of DONG Energy Wind Power Germany. “After completion of Borkum Riffgrund 2, DONG Energy will have installed approximately 1.35GW of offshore wind in German waters and supply power to 1.4 million households.”

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