DONG Energy inaugurates its Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017 - 15:45
WIth an installed capacity of 582 MW the two offshore wind parks Gode Wind 1 and 2 are expected to produce enough power do supply 600,000 german households with clean energy. (Photo: DONG Energy)
WIth an installed capacity of 582 MW the two offshore wind parks Gode Wind 1 and 2 are expected to produce enough power do supply 600,000 german households with clearn energy. (Photo: DONG Energy)

DONG Energy has celebrated the inauguration of the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms at the Danish Embassy in Berlin. With 97 wind turbines and a total capacity of 582 MW, the two offshore wind farms generate enough power to supply approx 600,000 households in Germany annually.

On June 26th DONG Energy has officially inaugurated its two offshore wind farms Gode Wind 1 and 2. Samuel Leupold, member of DONG Energy's Executive Committee and CEO of Wind Power, says: "We're proud to officially inaugurate our latest German offshore wind farms today. The wind turbines at Gode Wind 1 and 2 are already generating clean power off the coast of Norddeich, and our next German offshore wind farm, Borkum Riffgrund 2, is well underway. These large-scale projects are testament that offshore wind has become a reliable, predictable and cost effective technology which will contribute significantly to Germany's energy transition."

In his speech Uwe Beckmeyer, German Parliamentary State Secretary, pointed out, that offshore wind has becoe a driver in the energy industry. The industry has a strong focus on competitiveness in export, innovation and digitisation. "A strong home market is a crucial factor in this regard" he further stressed.

The opening ceremony also included a panel discussion on the topic of 'Unlimited energy from the North Sea: Essential for the European energy transition?'. The participants, Kristoffer Böttzauw, Danish Deputy Secretary of State, Olaf Lies, Lower Saxony's Minister of Economic Affairs, and Samuel Leupold from DONG Energy, discussed the future of the European energy transition, visions and the basic framework needed in Europe to ensure steady, continuous build-out.

DONG Energy / Philipp Kronsbein

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