The wind farm is located 45km north of the Borkum Island in the North Sea. Multibrid will deliver its M5000 wind turbines during 2010 and 2011. Areva acquired a 51% stake in Bremerhaven-based Multibrid in October 2007 for E75 million.

The announcement comes in the wake of the decision made by Trianel, an association comprising German urban electric utilities, to join forces with Prokon Nord in the Borkum West II project and to invest around E1 billion in the 400MW wind farm.

Ingo de Buhr, Prokon Nord’s founder, said: Trianel’s decision to invest in the Borkum West II project confirms the technological edge of the offshore wind turbines designed and manufactured by Multibrid.