On 25 October 2014, A2SEA’s vessel SEA INSTALLER installed the first of 78 wind turbines at DONG Energy’s first German offshore wind farm, Borkum Riffgrund 1. Everything went according to plan.
”Installation of the first turbine went according to plan. Together with the project teams from Siemens Wind Power and DONG Energy, and the experienced crew on board SEA INSTALLER, the first turbine on the German project was installed safely and efficiently. Now we hope for good weather to install the rest,” says Jan Riisgaard, Master on board SEA INSTALLER.
Trine Borum Bojsen, Managing Director for DONG Energy in Germany, said: “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 continued: “We’ll continue in 2015 with the installation of the offshore wind farms Gode Wind 1 and 2. With these three wind farms, we’ll have installed approximately 900MW in the German North Sea, thereby providing electricity to nearly one million German households.”
Borkum Riffgrund 1 is located approximately 37 kilometres north of the island Borkum in the German part of the North Sea. It is expected to be commissioned in the first half of 2015. The wind farm has a capacity of 312MW, producing enough CO2–free electricity to power approximately 320,000 German households. The offshore construction works started in August 2013.
Press release; Images: A2SEA/Dong Energy