Borssele 1&2 could be operational in October

In: Windfarms

Offshore wind developer Ørsted has revealed that the
Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm could be operational as early as October 2020.

Turbine installation is underway and being completed by DEME Group using its jack-up installation vessel
SEA CHALLENGER. Over two thirds of the turbines have been installed.

Earlier this month, installation of the 94 array cables were completed. The installation started, ahead of schedule, in February this year. The cables are installed by Van Oord’s cable-laying vessel
Nexus. Next month, Van Oord and Ørsted also expect to finalise the cable burial campaign with Van Oord’s trencher Dig-It. The 94 cables were fabricated by Nexans.  

Ørsted won rights to the
Borssele 1&2 site in July 2016, with an average bid strike price, excluding transmission costs, of EUR 72.70/MWh for the first 15 years of the project's operation. The project will consist of 94 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SG 8.0-167 DD turbines, with a combined capacity of 752 MW. It is located 23 km off the coast of Zeeland (Westkappele), and is expected to provide power to over 500,000 households. The project should be fully commissioned by the end of the year.

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