Borkum Riffgrund 2 Gets Bureau Veritas Project Certificate

Bureau Veritas has issued Ørsted a Project Certificate for the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm.

Located in Germany’s North Sea, 56 kilometres off the coast of Lower Saxony, Borkum Riffgrund 2 consists of 56 MHI Vestas V164-8.3MW turbines with two different types of foundations – monopiles with bolted transition pieces and suction bucket jackets.

Borkum Riffgrund 2. Source: Ørsted

The Project Certificate concludes a “double certification process” started in 2015 – both to the internationally recognized scheme IEC 61400-22 and to the German BSH standards.

The scope of the evaluation included all assets, including the wind turbines, their foundations, the offshore substation and the inter-array cables, and covered all project phases, from design and manufacturing, to installation and commissioning.

Bureau Veritas has also been awarded the Operation & Maintenance surveillance contract for Borkum Riffgrund 2, and is providing certification for Ørsted’s Borssele 01&02 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

Borkum Riffgrund 2 was fully commissioned in November 2018 and officially inaugurated in June 2019.