Orsted launches 50MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm


Denmark’s largest power company, Orsted has officially inaugurated its 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in Germany’s North Sea, 56 kilometers from Lower Saxony.

The project includes 56 MHI Vestas V164-8.3MW turbines, the installation of which was completed ahead of target.

First power from the site was delivered in November of 2018.

Orsted managing director in Germany Volker Malmen said: “Offshore wind energy is a reliable cornerstone for a successful energy transition.

“With MHI Vestas’ 8.3MW turbines for Borkum Riffgrund 2, we set a new milestone for offshore wind in Germany, by pioneering this technology in German waters.”

MHI Vestas chief operations officer Flemming Ougaard said: “The collaboration with Orsted and other installation partners on Borkum Riffgrund 2 was outstanding.

“The project is a noteworthy contribution to the German clean energy transition.”

The company has also just announce the commencement of operations at the world’s biggest offshore wind site, Hornsea One. Here’s the story.