BLAVANDSHUK, DENMARK: Dong Energy’s offshore wind farm Horns Rev 2 in the North Sea has begun supplying power to the Danish national grid. The farm’s total of 91 wind turbines will be installed during the course of 2009, but the first wind turbines have already been put into operation.
‘Once completed by the end of the year, Horns Rev 2 will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, with 91 Siemens 2.2 MW turbines. Horns Rev 2 will cover an area of just under 35 square kilometers (13.5 sq miles) and will be situated 30 kilometers to 40 kilometers (18.6 miles to 24.8 miles) from the coast by Blåvandshuk. It is the sister park of Horns Rev 1, which opened in 2003. “The first power from Horns Rev 2 is a tangible result of our efforts to increase our production of renewable energy, which is why we are delighted to have realized the Horns Rev 2 project together with our partners, and to have come this far,” says Niels Bergh-Hansen, Executive Vice President of Dong Energy.