Ørsted fully commissions Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in Netherlands

27 November 2020 (Last Updated November 27th, 2020 15:10)

Danish power company Ørsted has fully commissioned the 752MW Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

Ørsted fully commissions Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in Netherlands
The Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm has a capacity of 752MW. Credit: Ørsted A/S.

Danish power company Ørsted has fully commissioned the 752MW Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

Located 23km off the coast of Zeeland, the wind facility is equipped with 94 wind turbine supplied by Siemens Gamesa.

The energy generated by Borssele 1 & 2 is sufficient to power one million Dutch households.

Ørsted CEO and president Henrik Poulsen said: “This is an important milestone for the green transformation and for Ørsted. We’re proud that we’ve commissioned our first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, who is among the global frontrunners in the energy transition.

“With Borssele 1 & 2 as the first step, we wish to make a significant contribution to the Dutch transition from fossil to renewable energy.”

The clean energy project has been completed on time and within budget during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It is said to be the largest offshore wind farm facility in the country, and also the second-largest operating wind farm in the world. Currently, Ørsted has constructed and is operating more than 25 offshore wind farms across Europe, the Asia Pacific and North America.

Ørsted Benelux general manager Steven Engels said:  “It’s great that we now can deliver enough green electricity to power one million Dutch households. Ørsted has delivered what it promised back in 2016 when we won the tender with a groundbreaking bid price.

“Realising the first project of the large-scale offshore wind roll-out programme in the Netherlands is an important milestone for the Dutch energy transition.”

Siemens Gamesa, Sif, Bladt, EEW SPC, EEW OSB, and Nexans are the main suppliers for the wind farm.