DONG Receives Permit to Use 8MW Turbines at Borkum Riffgrund 2

DONG Energy has received approval of an amended building consent from German authorities which allows 8MW turbines to be deployed at the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm.

The original consent was granted in December 2011.

The latest approval has been granted by the German consenting authority Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH).

DONG Energy has hereby received all necessary permits, and the building of the offshore wind farm, which saw its final investment decision taken in June 2016, can continue as planned.

Borkum Riffgrund 2 will be located 54 kilometres off the coast of Lower Saxony, next to one of DONG Energy’s other wind farms, Borkum Riffgrund 1.

The wind farm will consist of 56 of MHI Vestas’ 8MW wind turbines with rotor spans of 164 meters. They will be the largest wind turbines in German waters.

The wind farm is expected to be fully commissioned in 2019.