The Anholt offshore wind power plant was officially inaugurated.
For Denmark’s largest wind power project, Siemens supplied, installed, and commissioned 111 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.6 megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 120 meters.
The owners of the wind project are the Danish utility company DONG Energy (50 percent) as well as the two pension fund companies Pension Danmark (30 percent) and PKA (20 percent). In addition, together with DONG Energy, Siemens will handle the wind projects’ maintenance for a period of five years. The wind power plants’ total electrical generating capacity of 400 megawatts will be sufficient to supply about 400,000 Danish households with clean electricity, thereby covering about four percent of Denmark’s overall power demand.
The Anholt offshore wind power plant is located off Denmark’s eastern coast, about 20 kilometers northeast of the Jutland peninsula. Over a period of less than nine months, Siemens installed all 111 wind turbines over a surface area of 88 square kilometers in water depths of up to 19 meters. “Despite some challenging weather conditions, we have successfully executed the Anholt offshore wind power project on schedule,” states Markus Tacke, CEO of the Wind Power Division at Siemens’ Energy Sector.
For Siemens, Anholt is already the fifth offshore wind power plant to be formally inaugurated within just a few short weeks. In July and August, the world’s largest offshore wind power plant