Trianel wind farm Borkum II completed
Municipal offshore wind farm fully operational
The Trianel Borkum II wind farm (TWB II) is fully operational. After a construction period of 2 years, all rotors of the 32 wind turbines in the municipal offshore wind farm in the North Sea have been turning since 30 June, informs the municipal utility cooperation. The turbines have a total capacity of 200 MW and can thus, in terms of figures, supply around 200,000 households per year. With TWB II, the last offshore wind farm with a fixed remuneration under the Renewable Energy Sources Act has been connected to the grid. The project was associated with unexpected challenges during the construction phase. The wind farm was originally planned to be fully operational by the end of 2019. Following the insolvency of the wind turbine manufacturer Senvion, it was possible to secure the production and delivery of the turbines by Senvion, but the deadline had to be postponed until the first half of 2020. EWE AG has a 37.5 per cent share in TWB II, a joint venture between the Elektrizitätswerk der Stadt Zürich and Fontavis AG with 24.51 per cent, and Trianel together with 17 German municipal utilities with 37.99 per cent.