The erection of the last turbine marks the end of eight and a half months of intense offshore turbine installation, which due to a tight schedule took place under challenging conditions due to the Danish winter weather.
"With its 400 MW the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm will be the largest Danish offshore wind farm to date and will thus provide a solid contribution to the transition towards more renewable energy. We are proud that we can contribute to the extension of wind power, not only in Denmark, but also abroad," said Samuel Leupold, Executive Vice President of DONG Energy Wind Power.
On Schedule and Budget
More than 75 wind turbines are already in operation, which corresponds to a total capacity of 270MW, and already at this point, Anholt Offshore Wind Farm is the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark. In 2009, DONG Energy opened Denmark's then largest offshore wind farm to date - Horns Rev 2 with a total capacity of 209 MW.
“We knew that this would be a challenging task. Anholt Offshore Wind Farm is built in an area with very difficult seabed conditions and under a very tight schedule, and despite this we’ve managed to keep the project on time and budget, "said Flemming Thomsen, Project Director of Anholt Offshore Wind Farm.
36 wind turbines still need to be put into operation before the official opening on 4 September 2013. Anholt Offshore Wind Farm is jointly owned by DONG Energy (50%), PensionDanmark (30%) and PKA (20%).