MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has received a contract with Dong Energy to supply V164-8.0MW wind turbines for the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore farm in the German North Sea.


The company was selected by Dong Energy as preferred supplier of turbines in June, following a competitive tender process.

The agreement is subject to final investment decision by Dong Energy on the wind project, which is planned to be built in approximately 57km off the north-west coast.

Dong Energy senior vice-president Mats Vikholm said: "Using larger and more efficient wind turbines is an integral step on our way to reducing the cost of electricity, thereby making offshore wind even more competitive."

The Borkum Riffgrund 2 project, which is located adjacent to the 312MW Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm, is designed to generate clean electricity to serve 460,000 German households.

The Borkum Riffgrund 1 is planned to commence operations later this year.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a 50/50 joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Vestas Wind Systems.

Image: Dong Energy and Vestas Offshore Wind officials at the signing ceremony. Photo: courtesy of DONG Energy.