Case Study: Borkum Riffgrund II


On 31 August 2018, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up installation vessel Bold Tern successfully installed the final turbine, completing the installation of MHI Vestas turbines at the Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Wind Farm ahead of schedule. The 56 V164-8.0MW turbines will have a total output of 450MW. The Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Wind Farm is located 57 km off the north-west coast of Germany, and will provide up to 460,000 households with clean energy.

3 May 2018: Bold Tern set sail equipped with the first load of turbines
28 June 2018 marked the halfway milestone
31 August: Final installation completed – ahead of schedule

In June, four turbines were installed in just four days and in the beginning of August, the wind farm delivered first power.