January 14 (Renewables Now) - Construction has been launched at Ørsted SA's (CPH:ORSTED) Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm complex in the Netherlands, the Danish developer said on Monday.
Works started with the installation of the first foundations at the site located 22km off the coast of Zeeland province. The two offshore wind parks, with a combined capacity of 752 MW, are scheduled for completion at end-2020.
The installation of the first of 94 monopile foundations was initiated as planned, putting the company “very well on track” with the project’s construction timeline, said the project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) director Henrik Egholm. Mounting of the 8-MW Siemens Gamesa 8.0-167 DD turbines will begin in April.
Belgian dredging company DEME is in charge of installing the power plant’s foundations. Once up and running, the power plant will be the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, capable of supplying power to around one million local homes.