Ørsted cuts ribbon on 752-MW Borssele 1&2 offshore wind park

The Borssele I&II offshore wind farm. Image by Ørsted (www.orsted.com)

September 7 (Renewables Now) - Danish energy group Ørsted SA (CPH:ORSTED) said on Monday it has officially opened its 752-MW Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm in Dutch waters, almost a year after the complex became fully operational.

The power plant’s inauguration ceremony was postponed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Borssele 1&2 was commissioned at the end of November 2020.

In April, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) agreed to buy a 50% stake in the wind park for EUR 1.38 billion (USD 1.64bn).

Being the first large-scale wind farm, as well as Ørsted’s first, in the Netherlands, the offshore wind complex is located 23 km (14.3 miles) off the coast of the Dutch region of Zeeland. It consists of 94 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines of 8 MW each, which will be capable of generating enough power to meet the annual consumption of about one million local homes.

Ørsted won the right to build Borssele 1&2 in a tender held by the Dutch government back in 2016 with a bid of EUR 72.7/MWh.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.188)

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