Ørsted awards monopile contracts for 1.1 GW of German offshore wind projects

The Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind park. (Ørsted/Matthias Ibeler)

September 6 (Renewables Now) - Danish renewable energy giant Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) has awarded monopile supply contracts for its 242-MW Gode Wind 3 and 900-MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind projects in Germany.

The company said today it has signed contracts with Germany’s Steelwind Nordenham GmbH, which is part of Dillinger Group, and Denmark’s Bladt Industries A/S after an EU tender.

Steelwind Nordenham will produce 66 monopile foundations, and Bladt Industries will deliver 41. Together the suppliers will provide a total of 107 monopiles for the two wind farm projects, including the foundation for Gode Wind 3’s offshore substation.

Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 will both use 11-MW Siemens Gamesa turbines. They are planned to be fully commissioned by 2024 and 2025, respectively, subject to final investment decisions by Ørsted.

"Our global pipeline of offshore wind projects allows us to sign strategic volume contracts with the supply chain to ensure that key components are available to us when we need them," said Ørsted chief operating officer Richard Hunter.

The energy company has secured call-off rights with Bladt and Steelwind for potential additional volume for other projects.

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