DONG Energy has decided to build the offshore wind farm Westermost Rough in the
North Sea on the British east coast. The construction will represent a total
investment of approximately EUR 1 billion including the construction of the
transmission assets. When the wind farm goes into operation, the transmission
assets will be sold to an offshore transmission operator, as required by UK
Westermost Rough will consist of 35 turbines from Siemens Wind Power, each of
6.0 megawatt, with a total capacity of 210 megawatt. It will be able to supply
CO2-free power corresponding to the annual power consumption of almost 210,000
“With the decision to build Westermost Rough, we expand our position as world
leading in the development, construction and maintaining of offshore wind
farms,” said Henrik Poulsen, CEO of DONG Energy.
Siemens 6.0 MW turbine has just been erected at our demonstration site Gunfleet
Sands 3 and has already been tested at Test Centre Østerild and Test Centre
Høvsøre in Denmark.
“The size and location of the project is very well suited as the first large
scale project with the new Siemens 6 megawatt turbine. We are sure that this
project is a good foundation in our continuous work to bring down the cost of
offshore wind,” said Henrik Poulsen and continued:
“The UK offshore wind market is the biggest in the world and we are confident
that the UK market will continue to be a very interesting market to the
offshore wind industry.”
The Westermost Rough offshore wind farm will be situated 8 km off the Yorkshire
Coast, east of Hull.
Offshore construction of the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm will begin in
first half of 2014 and the farm is expected to be fully commissioned in the
first half of 2015.
The information provided in this announcement does not change DONG Energy's
previous financial guidance for the 2012 financial year or the announced
expected investment level.
For additional information, please contact:
Rune Birk Nielsen
+45 9955 6543
Allan Bødskov Andersen
+45 9955 9769
DONG Energy is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe. We are
headquartered in Denmark. Our business is based on procuring, producing,
distributing and trading in energy and related products in Northern Europe. We
have approximately 7,000 employees and generated DKK 57 billion (EUR 7.6
billion) in revenue in 2011. For further information, see www.dongenergy.com
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DONG Energy is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe. Our business is based on procuring, producing, distributing and trading in energy and related products in Northern Europe.