Denmark’s minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate Lars Christian Lilleholt has officially inaugurated the 28MW Nissum Bredning demonstration offshore wind farm.
The wind farm comprises four Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines installed nearshore on gravity jacket foundations and grid-connected using a new cable and turbine concept with a 66kV voltage.
The fourth wind turbine was installed at the site in the Bay of Thyborøn in January, and the wind farm produced its first electricity mid-February.
The demonstration site allows Siemens to test new technology and help reduce costs associated with offshore wind farms.
The wind farm will get support by receiving a guaranteed feed-in tariff of DKK 0.7/kWh (EUR 0.09/kWh) for the initial 10 years for the first 50,000 full load hours of operation.