At a ceremony attended by Danish prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, DONG Energy chairman Fritz H. Schur, CEO of DONG Energy Anders Eldrup and CEO of Siemens Wind Power Andreas Nauen, Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik inaugurated the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 2. The wind farm, which consists of 91 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines, was constructed and is owned by DONG Energy..

The inauguration took place at the accommodation platform Poseidon, which is situated adjacent to the wind farm, approximately 30 km off the west coast of Jutland in the Danish part of the North Sea

DONG Energy aims to triple its production capacity of renewable energy by 2020. In the coming months, the company will open five new wind farms and has a number of other projects in its pipeline as well.

“In many ways, the establishment of Horns Rev 2 is a final test piece for DONG Energy. Half of the world’s current offshore wind power capacity was constructed by us. This inauguration of the world?s largest offshore wind farm underlines that DONG Energy is among the frontrunners in the field,” said DONG chairman Fritz Schur.

The power generated by Horns Rev 2 will be purchased by a series of public and private enterprises that have entered into “climate partnerships” with DONG Energy.