Dong Energy has confirmed it will construct the German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2.
Borkum Riffgrund 2 will have a total export capacity of 450MW, and will include 56 units of MHI Vestas’ 8MW wind turbines with rotor spans of 164m – the largest turbines in German waters. The offshore wind farm will supply approximately 460,000 German households. It’s the firm’s fourth offshore wind farm in Germany.
Dong Energy head of wind power Samuel Leupold said: “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. The 8MW 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.”
Earlier this year the company got the green light for what it said would be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the Hornsea One development 120km off the coast of Grimsby in the North East of England.