HRH Crown Prince Frederik inaugurates world’s largest offshore wind farm: Horns Rev 2
This Thursday at noon, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik inaugurated the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 2. The wind farm was constructed and is owned by DONG Energy, and its 91 wind turbines in total will generate green power corresponding to the annual power consumption of 200,000 households.
This Thursday at noon, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik inaugurated the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 2. The wind farm was constructed and is owned by DONG Energy, and its 91 wind turbines in total will generate green power corresponding to the annual power consumption of 200,000 households. The inauguration took place at the accommodation platform Poseidon, which is situated adjacent to the wind farm, approximately 30 km off the west coast of Jutland in the Danish part of the North Sea. In addition to HRH Crown Prince Frederik, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Chairman of the Board of DONG Energy Fritz H. Schur, CEO of DONG Energy Anders Eldrup and CEO of Siemens Wind Power Andreas Nauen attended the inauguration ceremony. “Expansion of wind power is a cornerstone of DONG Energy’s strategy in the years ahead. Therefore establishing Horns Rev 2 is an important milestone in DONG Energy’s gradual transition from conventional to green power generation,” said Fritz H. Schur, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DONG Energy. By 2020, DONG Energy aims to triple its production capacity of renewable energy. In the coming months, the company will open five new wind farms and has a number of other projects in its pipeline as well. “In many ways, the establishment of Horns Rev 2 is a final test piece for DONG Energy. Half of the world's current offshore wind power capacity was constructed by us. This inauguration of the world’s largest offshore wind farm underlines that DONG Energy is among the frontrunners in the field,” said Schur. The power generated by Horns Rev 2 will be purchased by a series of public and private enterprises that have entered into so-called ‘climate partnerships’ with DONG Energy. Still photos and TV images from the inauguration ceremony may be downloaded from 3.30 pm (CET) for unrestricted use on: http://dong.xmedia.dxp.dk User name: Media Password: DONGEnergy For further information, contact Media Relations Ulrik Frøhlke +45 9955 9560 Facts about Horns Rev 2: Wind turbine type: Siemens 2.3 MW Number of turbines : 91 Capacity per turbine: 2.3 MW Combined maximum capacity of wind farm: 209 MW Expected annual output: 800 GWh, corresponding to the annual power consumption of 200,000 households Total height, incl. blade: 114 m Blade diameter (rotor): 93 m Total weight per wind turbine: Approx. 400 tonnes Water depth: 9–17 m Distance from shore: 30 km Wind farm site: 35 km2 In operation from: 2009 Total price: DKK 3.5 billion