Dong Energy chooses MHI Vestas for Borkum Riffgrund 2

Thursday, 11 June, 2015 - 10:00
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will equip Borkum Riffgrund 2 with its V164-8.0 MW wind turbine. (Photo: MHI Vestas)
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will equip Borkum Riffgrund 2 with its V164-8.0 MW wind turbine. (Photo: MHI Vestas)

Dong Energy has chosen MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred supplier for the proposed delivery of the V164-8.0 MW wind turbine for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in Germany. The preferred supplier status is a result of a competitive tender conducted by Dong.

Dong expects to sign an agreement with MHI Vestas later this year; however, it is conditional upon Dong’s final investment decision on the Borkum Riffgrund 2 project. Borkum Riffgrund 2 with an awarded grid capacity of 450 MW is located in the North Sea, approximately 57 km off the north-west coast of Germany. It is placed next to the 312 MW Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm where Dong has just installed the 78th and final wind turbine and expects to enter full commercial operation later this year. For Borkum Riffgrund 1, Dong had set on the 3.6 MW turbine from Siemens.

“The performance of the 8 MW turbine from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is decisive for us selecting it as the preferred turbine for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 development project,” said Samuel Leupold, Executive Vice President for Dong Energy Wind Power. He continued: “It’s very satisfying to see the competitive performance level that MHI Vestas has brought into this tender and the offshore wind industry. This is the kind of commitment that reaffirms my belief that the industry is on track, and that Dong Energy is also on track in terms of meeting its cost reduction targets.”

“We are especially proud that Dong Energy has highlighted the performance of the V164-8.0 MW turbine as a decisive factor in choosing MHI Vestas as preferred supplier for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 project, and that the commitment of MHI Vestas to the competitive tender will support Dong Energy’s cost reduction targets,” said Jens Tommerup, CEO of MHI Vestas.

Katharina Garus

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