MHI Vestas hands over Borkum Riffgrund 2 to Ørsted
The Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm. Source: MHI Vestas
Turbine maker MHI Vestas Offshore Wind announced today it has handed over the commercial operation of the 450-MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in German waters to project owner Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED).
MHI Vestas installed 56 units of its V164-8.3 MW turbines as part of this project, marking the first time an 8-MW machine is used in a German offshore wind farm along with suction bucket jacket foundations.
Borkum Riffgrund 2 was built about 57 km off the coast of Lower Saxony and has been generating power since late last year. The wind park has the capacity to produce enough electricity to power over 460,000 homes.
MHI Vestas, which is a joint venture between Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (TYO:7011), is now preparing for the installation of 33 V164-8.4 MW turbines as part of the Deutsche Bucht project in German waters. It has also been selected as preferred turbine supplier for the Baltic Eagle project, with up to 52 V174-9.5 MW machines.