Dong Energy inaugurates offshore base of operations

Tuesday, 5 May, 2015 - 11:00
Dong Energy officially inaugurated its operational management headquarters in Norden-Norddeich at the end of April. (Photo: Dong Energy)
Dong Energy officially inaugurated its operational management headquarters in Norden-Norddeich at the end of April. (Photo: Dong Energy)

Dong Energy has inaugurated the operational management headquarters for its German offshore wind farms. The company will not only be coordinating the construction of wind farms but also their operation from the location at Norden-Nordeich.

On April 27, Dong Energy inaugurated its operational management headquarters at the Norden-Norddeich port in Lower Saxony. New office space, dressing rooms, a canteen, a workshop as well as storage rooms were built on an area of 3,500 m2 to supplement the Danish company's existing construction supervision offices. Dong will now be co-ordinating the construction as well as the subsequent operation of the company's own German offshore wind farms Borkum Riffgrund 1 and Gode Wind 1 and 2 from Norddeich. Dong has invested a total of € 15 million in upgrading the site.

"This building is symbolic of the service life of our offshore wind farms: our service technicians will be operating Borkum Riffgrund 1 and Gode Wind 1 and 2 from this location for at least the next 25 years," said Trine Borum Bojsen, managing director for Dong Energy's offshore wind projects in Germany.

The wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 has an overall capacity of 312 MW and consists of 78 turbines. The wind farm is located at 54 km from the coast. The installation of the turbines is currently being completed. Commissioning is planned for summer 2015. Gode Wind 1 and 2 have a combined capacity of 584 MW. Ninety-six turbines, each with an output of 6 MW, are being installed there. The first foundations were installed in mid-April. The wind farm is scheduled to be complete in 2016.

Katharina Garus

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