OVERVIEW OF THE WIND FARM
North Sea, in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around 95 kilometres North-West of the island of Borkum
22.6 square kilometres
Approximately 40 metres
Grid connection capacity
Approximately 1.1 billion kilowatt hours per year, sufficient to supply 328,000 households
33 turbines of type V164-8.4 MW MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, including the pilot project with two turbines on Mono Bucket foundations
Rated output of turbines
Start of construction
Second half of 2019
Approximately 1.4 billion Euros
Northland Power Inc.
All 31 monopile foundation turbines are installed.
26 July 2019
The first turbine has been successfully commissioned and is delivering power to the German grid.
The first of 33 x 8.4 MW wind turbines was successfully installed.
Cable laying has been completed ahead of schedule
The heart of the wind farm, the offshore substation, has been successfully installed.
First construction phase completed within the planned timeframe - all 31 monopiles and transition pieces installed
Successful construction start - first of 31 monopiles installed
Northland Power secures financing for the pilot project, which consists of installing two additional turbines on Mono Bucket foundations
BSH grants permit for the pilot project
Northland Power engages K2 Management for project management throughout the construction phase
Van Oord Offshore Wind Germany GmbH is commissioned to act as the general contractor responsible for the design, procurement, manufacturing and installation of the Balance of Plant. This includes all trades on the wind farm apart from the turbines, i.e. the foundations, offshore substation and inter-array cabling. The individual components will be manufactured by sub-contractors.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Germany GmbH wins the order to construct and install the turbines of type V164-8.4 MW as well as a 15-year maintenance and service contract
The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH) approves the amended application for the offshore wind farm “Deutsche Bucht”.
Northland Power Inc. acquires the rights to the 269 MW wind farm Deutsche Bucht.
The Federal Grid Agency (BNetzA) assigns an additional capacity of 16.8 megawatts to the Deutsche Bucht wind farm for two pilot turbines on Mono Bucket foundations.
The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH) approves the offshore wind farm “Deutsche Bucht”.