DONG Energy Acquires Right To 400 MW German Offshore Wind Farm

DONG Energy has acquired the right to further develop the offshore wind power project Borkum Riffgrund West 1 from Energiekontor AG for approx. EUR 30 mio.

The procurement of the wind turbines project is a significant step in DONG Energy’s effort to gain a stronger foothold in the growing German offshore wind energy sector.

“A robust pipeline of projects in key offshore wind power markets is essential for DONG Energy’s ambition to maintain our position as the leading player in the offshore wind energy industry,” says Anders Eldrup, CEO of DONG Energy.

As of today, DONG Energy has offshore wind farm projects under development in UK, Germany and the Netherlands.

Should DONG Energy decide to go ahead and establish the wind farm, it could potentially consist of up to 80 wind turbines with a total capacity of up to 400 MW. The wind power project is located in the German part of the North Sea only 9 kilometres from DONG Energy’s existing German offshore wind project Borkum Riffgrund 1,  which is expected to generate first power in 2014.