MHI VESTAS WINS BORKUM RIFFGRUND RECORD ORDER
DONG Energy has placed a milestone order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 project in Germany. The record breaking order is the largest ever for MHI Vestas, demonstrating the markets’ confidence in the V164-8.0 MW as well as underlining the strong relationship with DONG Energy. The order for V164-8.0 MW turbines includes a five-year full-scope service contract with an availability guarantee, ensuring optimised performance of the wind power plant with maximum power output. The V164-8.0 MW turbines, rated with a capacity of 8 MW, will utilise MAX Power from the MVOW MAX Performance portfolio to be able to deliver a maximum output of 8.3 MW, further increasing the value for the customer. The order is the third from DONG Energy for the V164-8.0 MW following Burbo Bank Extension (258 MW) and Walney Extension (330 MW) and brings the order pipeline with DONG Energy to over 1 GW.
When fully commissioned in the first half of 2019 the Borkum Riffgrund 2 will be one of the largest offshore wind power plants in Germany measured by total capacity and will be able to produce green energy to cover the consumption of 460,000 German households. (Source: MHI Vestas)