Wind energy – Germany
Ørsted has decided to build two new German offshore wind farms, Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3, which will add 1,142 MW to her offshore wind portfolio.
Gode Wind 3 (242 MW) and Borkum Riffgrund 3 (900 MW) are expected to be commissioned in 2024 and 2025, respectively. With its 900 MW, Borkum Riffgrund 3 will be the biggest wind farm in Germany to date.
Rasmus Errboe, Head of Region Continental Europe at Ørsted, said: “Borkum Riffgrund 3 is a landmark project, and we’re proud that Ørsted is once again leading the way by being the first to take FID on a merchant offshore wind project in Germany. We’ve brought this project forward by signing several large-scale power purchase agreements with leading corporates, bringing in a partner for 50% of the wind farm, and procuring and installing Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 3 as one gigawatt-scale project.”
Jörg Kubitza, Managing Director for Ørsted in Germany, adds: “With the decision to build Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3, we’ll expand our German portfolio to six offshore wind farms and a total investment volume since 2012 of around 7.5 billion euros. While Borkum Riffgrund 3 will be the biggest wind farm in Germany to date, gigawatt-scale wind farms should be the norm when planning future offshore wind buildout. Large-scale projects will be key to securing the green energy volumes needed to reach climate neutrality in Germany by 2045, an effort for which offshore wind remains the most suitable source of renewable energy.”