Ørsted has announced that it has fully commissioned the Borssele 1 and 2 wind farms in the Dutch North Sea. The project is located 22 km off the coast of the Zeeland province and has a total capacity of 752 MW. The wind farm houses 94 wind turbines of 8 MW each which have been supplied by Siemens Gamesa. The wind farm is set to be the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands and the second largest operating offshore wind farm in the world. This project is capable of powering one million households in the country.
The company credits the timely completion and adherence to budget constraints to the additional health and safety measures adopted during the construction of the project. Ørtsed hopes to use this project as a foundation for future projects such as the renewable hydrogen project that it had announced in the Netherlands with Yara. The third and fourth phases of the Borssele wind farms are currently being developed by MHI Vestas and will have a capacity of 731.5 MW.
Ørsted had reported that they will be carrying out many more such projects and aims to catalyse the energy transition in the Netherlands. The wind energy developer also announced, in December 2020, that it had signed a two-year route-to-market agreement with Greenchoice to sell and balance an onshore wind energy output of 325 MW in the Netherlands. Prior to that, in November 2020, the company announced that it would develop 1.6 GW of offshore wind capacity in South Korea by 2026.