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Berlin clears Riffgrund 2 build

Dong Energy’s amended consent approved for 448MW project

Berlin clears Riffgrund 2 build image

German authorities have approved Dong Energy’s amended building consent for the 448MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

The approval from the German consenting authority – Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie – will allow Dong to deploy 56 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines at the project.

Dong said it has now received all necessary permits for the wind farm and the project can continue as planned.

The project will be located 54km off the coast of Lower Saxony, and is expected to be fully commissioned in 2019.

The MHI Vestas order includes a five-year full-scope service contract with an availability guarantee.

MHI Vestas said the turbines, which will have a rotor diameter of 164 metres, will be able to deliver a maximum output of 8.3MW by using the MVOW Max performance portfolio.

Image: MHI Vestas

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