Ørsted receives planning approval for Borkum Riffgrund 3

Ørsted receives planning approval for Borkum Riffgrund 3

25 Oct 2021

Ørsted has obtained planning approval for its 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm, located in the North Sea, from Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrological Service (BSH). Borkum Riffgrund 3 is the fourth and biggest offshore wind farm for Ørsted in Germany.

The wind farm is intended to be constructed 72km from the coast in Germany’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. It will be equipped with 83 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines. Each turbine is expected to have an 11MW capacity.

Borkum Riffgrund 3 will be built near the existing Borkum Riffgrund 1 and Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farms. It is underpinned by power purchase agreements (PPAs) comprising 450MW of the total capacity.

The project will be implemented alongside the 242-MW Gode Wind 3 project, also located in the North Sea off the German coast, for which Ørsted received planning approval in April. The two farms will generate enough green electricity to power approximately 1.2m homes.

Borkum Riffgrund 3 is set to begin operations in 2025, while Gode Wind 3 will be commissioned in 2024. 

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