Dong Energy orders Siemens turbines for Borkum Riffgrund

Siemens Energy has secured an order from Dong Energy to supply up to 89 wind turbines for the Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind-power project in the North Sea, 80km northwest of Emden and 55km off the German coast.

With a total capacity of 320MW, the wind power plant will supply approximately 330,000 German households with clean electricity.

Siemens will be responsible for supply, installation and commissioning of the 3.6MW-capacity wind turbines over an area of 36km2 and at water depths of as much as 29m.

Construction work is expected to start in 2013 with first power production in 2014.