Ørsted has selected the testing, inspection and certification provider UL to deliver project certifications for the turbines and foundations at its 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 and 242 MW Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farms in Germany.
Project certification, part of the licensing process of offshore wind farms located in German waters, will help ensure the design, manufacturing, transport, installation, commissioning and operation complies with the highest standards of safety.
In April, Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) granted planning approval to Ørsted for the 242 MW Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm, whose construction will be carried out in parallel with the 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 project, which has yet to be approved.
Gode Wind 3 will go into full commercial operation in 2024 and the commissioning of Borkum Riffgrund 3 would follow in 2025.
A final investment decision for both projects, which will feature Siemens Gamesa 11 MW wind turbines, is still pending.