MHI Vestas Offshore Wind wins record order for Borkum Riffgrund 2

Monday, 16 January, 2017 - 14:00
The 450 MW order for Borkum Riffgrund 2 project is the largest ever for MHI Vestas. (Photo: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind)
The 450 MW order for Borkum Riffgrund 2 project is the largest ever for MHI Vestas. (Photo: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind)

DONG Energy has placed a 450 MW order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 project in Germany.

The order for V164-8.0 MW turbines includes a five-year full-scope service contract with an availability guarantee, ensuring optimised performance of Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind power plant with maximum power output. The V164-8.0 MW turbines – rated with a capacity of 8 MW – will utilise MAX Power from the MVOW MAX Performance™ portfolio to be able to deliver a maximum output of 8.3 MW.

The order is the third from DONG Energy for the V164-8.0 MW following Burbo Bank Extension (258 MW) and Walney Extension (330 MW) and brings the order pipeline with DONG Energy to over 1 GW.

When fully commissioned in the first half of 2019 Borkum Riffgrund 2, located 57 km off the north-west coast of Germany, will be one of the largest offshore wind power plants in Germany measured by total capacity and will be able to produce green energy to cover the consumption of 460,000 German households. Installation and commissioning is expected to be finalized in first half of 2019. Pre-assembly for the project will take place in Esbjerg, Denmark.

“The Borkum Riffgrund 2 project represents another significant milestone in the history of MHI Vestas, and it underlines the positive response from the market to both MHI Vestas and our game-changing V164-8.0 MW turbine, and we look forward to delivering this record breaking project together with DONG Energy,” said Jens Tommerup, CEO of MHI Vestas.

Silke Funke / MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

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