Borkum Riffgrund 1 delivers its first electricity

Friday, 20 February, 2015 - 11:00
The first turbines of the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 are connected to the grid and feeding electricity into the grid. (Photo: Dong Energy)
The first turbines of the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 are connected to the grid and feeding electricity into the grid. (Photo: Dong Energy)

The offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 is feeding its first electricity into the German grid. The wind farm is the first German project carried out by the Danish company Dong Energy.

The offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 has begun feeding electricity into the German grid. The wind farm is jointly owned by the Danish company Dong Energy (50%) and the investors Kirkbi Invest A/S and William Demant Invest A/S (who together hold 50%). Dong Energy was in charge of the construction project.

Trine Borum Bojsen, Managing Director of Dong Energy in Germany and responsible for the Wind Power business area, said: "Borkum Riffgrund 1 is our first German offshore wind farm and we are very happy that we can now feed CO2-free electricity into the German grid. When the wind farm is complete, it will produce enough electricity to power approximately 320,000 households."

Borkum Riffgrund 1 will have a total of 78 wind turbines and a capacity of 312 MW when it is finished. It is located approximately 54 km from the mainland and 37 km from the island of Borkum.

In the first half of 2015, Dong will begin building its next two German offshore wind farms, Gode Wind 1 and 2. They are scheduled to be complete in 2016. This will be the first time that Siemens' 6-MW turbines are installed in Germany. As in the case of Borkum Riffgrund 1, the projects will be based at the harbour in Norden-Norddeich.

Katharina Garus

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