Dong installs Borkum substation

Denmark’s Dong Energy has completed the installation of the inner-park substation at its Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind project off Germany’s North Sea coast, and says it will start erecting foundations at the 277MW wind farm in early 2014. 

The substation will receive power from the wind park’s 77 Siemens 3.6MW turbines, then transport it to a converter platform run by transmission system operator TenneT, which transforms alternating current (AC) from this and other wind farms into direct current (DC) to be flowed to the shore.

“Borkum Riffgrund 1 is our first German wind farm in the North Sea. We gain a lot of experience (here) from which our future German wind farms can profit,” says Christoph Mertens, senior director and head of Dong Energy Wind Power in Germany.

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