DONG Opens Borkum Riffgrund 1, Its First German OWF

DONG Energy, the LEGO Group and William Demant are celebrating the inauguration of the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm today, in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark who officially opened the wind farm.

With a nominal power per turbine of 4.0 MW, the 78 wind turbines will produce enough environmentally friendly electricity to supply 320,000 German households each year.

The planning of the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 began with the final investment decision in 2011. In August 2013, the construction of the wind farm started with the installation of the offshore substation, which is the heart of the wind farm.

Uwe Beckmeyer, Federal Ministry of Economy & Energy, State Secretary and Deputy Minister said: “‘Borkum Riffgrund 1′ is an impressive example of just how fast offshore installations can now be installed. This translates into lower costs and is good news for consumers.”

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