DONG Energy has acquired a 100% ownership interest in the German offshore wind project Borkum Riffgrund West 2 from Energiekontor AG. The wind farm is slated to be at least 215 MW and is located adjacent to DONG Energy's Borkum Riffgrund West 1 development project.
The company says Borkum Riffgrund West 2 has already submitted an application for consent and could be built after 2020 if grid connection is granted and DONG Energy makes a final investment decision in the project. The application for grid connection is expected to be submitted between 2017 and 2018.
‘With the Borkum Riffgrund West 2 project, we are now strengthening our post-2020 pipeline,’ says Samuel Leupold, executive vice president of DONG Energy's wind power division. ‘Having our other offshore wind project, Borkum Riffgrund West 1, right next to it, there are a number of synergies for the development, construction and operation of this project.’
To date, DONG Energy says it has built 2.5 GW of offshore wind, and the company has plans for 6.5 GW more by 2020.