Danish energy company Ørsted reached a milestone when it recently completed the installation of the 25th wind turbine in the 752 MW Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm. The turbine marked the 1,500th installed offshore wind turbine for Ørsted.
Ørsted installed its very first offshore wind turbine in the Danish Vindeby project back in 1991. It concerned a 450 KW turbine from Bonus Energy. Bonus Energy was acuired by Siemens in 2004. In the Borssele 1&2 project, currently constructed off the coast of the province of Zeeland, Ørsted is installing turbines from Siemens Gamesa of 8 MW.
Ørsted is the first offshore wind developer to reach this significant milestone. The Danish company aims to installed a total of 15 GW by 2025 in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Taiwan, UK and the US. Before construction start at Borssele 1 & 2, the Danish company had already installed 6.8 GW offshore wind capacity globally. Currently it is constructing 3 GW of offshore wind.
Anders Lindberg, Executive Vice President, Offshore EPC & QHSE, says:
“Offshore wind has matured at a rapid pace and can now be considered a cornerstone in the green transformation many places in the world. The 1,500 offshore wind turbines installed by Ørsted will contribute significantly to a greener future, but there’s no doubt that the potential of offshore wind reaches far beyond that. Today, offshore wind power is not only a clean, but also a cost-competitive alternative to power generated by burning of fossil fuels.”