DONG Energy has installed the first of 78 turbines at the German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1.
The 312 MW wind farm is a joint venture between DONG Energy, with an ownership interest of 50%, and Kirkbi Invest A/S and William Demant Invest A/S, with a joint ownership interest of 50%.
Borkum Riffgrund 1 is located approximately 37 km north of the island Borkum in the North Sea and represents DONG Energy's first German offshore wind project. The offshore construction works started in August 2013, and the project is slated for commissioning in the first half of 2015.
Trine Borum Bojsen, managing director for DONG Energy in Germany, says, ‘The installation of our very first wind turbine in German waters is a very visual prove of DONG Energy's ambitions in Germany. Borkum Riffgrund 1 is not only our first wind farm in Germany; it's also the first in a series of wind farms.’
Bojsen says the company will continue in 2015 with the installation of the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms, which will eventually bring the company's total installed capacity to 900 MW in the German North Sea.