First power from Anholt offshore wind farm

Thursday, 27 September, 2012 - 14:45

On September 3 the first wind turbine of Anholt offshore wind farm was installed, less than three weeks later it fed power into the Danish grid for the first time, as the operator Dong Energy informed. Apart from Dong, PensionDanmark and PKA have shares in the wind farm.

When the wind farm will be completed, according to schedule, in the course of next year, it will be the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark with an installed capacity of 400 MW. In terms of figures, the 111 Siemens turbines with a capacity of 3.6 MW each are to supply 400,000 Danish households with clean power.

 “We are on schedule and are therefore already now able to deliver the first green power to the Danes. Wind power is at the very core of Dong Energy’s strategy and I am delighted that by achieving first power today we are providing a sound contribution towards maintaining Denmark’s leadership position in offshore wind,” says Christina Grumstrup Sørensen, Senior Vice President at Dong Energy Wind Power.

The nacelles were manufactured at Siemens’ factory in Brande, the blades in Aalborg and the towers in Herning and Give. The total weight per turbine is 460 tons, distributed with 18 tons per blade, 200 tons for the tower and 205 tons for the nacelle. The 111 foundations were produced in Aalborg by Bladt Industries, while the foundations were installed by MT Højgaard. The foundations vary in length between 33 and 47 m and weigh between 400 and 630 tons. Energinet.dk has established and operates the transformer platform as well as the export cable that will carry the electricity to shore.

Katharina Garus

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