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Trianel Borkum II wind farm receives nod for construction

Published 07 April 2017

Investors in the 200MW Trianel Borkum II wind farm have given their green signal for the construction of the project.

The wind farm will be located in the German North Sea. A group of 20 shareholders from Germany and Switzerland have given their consent to build the €800m wind farm.

Construction of the first ramp for the foundation structures is planned in the spring of 2018 and installation of the wind turbines is expected to be completed at the end of 2019.

The wind farm will consist of 32 turbines to be supplied from Senvion with an output of 6.3MW each. The turbine will be connected to the already existing internal substation of Trianel Borkum I wind farm.

Trianel CEO Sven Becker state that offshore wind power plays an important role in the success of energy transition in Germany.

Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II (TWB II) deputy chairman shareholders' meeting and EWE Erneuerbaren Energien managing director Jörg Buddenberg stated that by 2020, about 6.5GW of offshore wind power will be installed in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II technical manager Irina Lucke said: "The construction of a North Sea wind farm is still a technical and logistical challenge. With TWB II, we are pooling our experience and minimizing risks during the construction phase."

The stakeholders in the Trianel offshore wind farm II include EWE holding 37.5% and a joint venture of the electricity utility of the city of Zurich and the Swiss company Fontavis holding 24.51%. A 37.99% stake is held by 17 Stadtwerken from Germany and the Stadtwerk-Cooperation Trianel.