Gode installation complete11 July 2016
In February Dong Energy exported the first power from its 252 MW Gode Wind 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, and then in May the last of 97 Siemens 6 MW turbines were installed at the Gode Wind 1 and 2 sites, bringing the combined capacity to 582 MW. Energisation of the first turbine coincided with the start of 10 weeks of trial operations at TenneT’s delayed 916 MW transmission hub.
At-sea construction of Gode Wind 2 using A2SEA’s Sea Challenger (pictured) started in April 2015. The project is 50% owned by a consortium of Danish pension funds including PCA, Industriens Pension, Pension and Lærernes Lægernes. Both Gode 1 and Gode 2, which are located some 33km North of Norderney island, are scheduled to be fully commissioned later this year.
A2SEA’s Jens Frederik Hansen said: “The turbine installation has progressed seamlessly and as planned throughout the winter. We experienced some rough and challenging weather during January and February but ... we managed to deliver safely, on time and on budget.”