Following the approval from the German consenting authority ‘Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie’ (BSH), DONG Energy placed an order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 project, marking the largest ever order for the wind turbine manufacturer.
The V164-8.0 MW turbines will utilise the MAX Power system from the MVOW MAX Performance portfolio to be able to deliver a maximum output of 8.3MW.
The contract also includes a five-year full-scope service with an availability guarantee, ensuring optimised performance of the wind power plant with maximum power output.
The order is the third from DONG Energy for the V164-8.0 MW turbine, following Burbo Bank Extension (258MW) and Walney Extension (330MW) and brings the order pipeline with DONG Energy to over 1GW.
When fully commissioned in the first half of 2019, the Borkum Riffgrund 2 will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in Germany measured by total capacity and will be able to produce green energy to cover the consumption of 460,000 German households.