Champagne flows at Gode

Dong officially opens 582MW offshore wind complex in the German North Sea


Dong Energy has today officially opened its 582MW Gode Wind 1&2 offshore wind complex located north of Norderney island in the German North Sea.

The Danish developer is celebrating the occasion at the Danish Embassy in Berlin.

Offshore construction started in April 2015 and was wrapped up in May 2016, when A2Sea’s Sea Challenger installed the last of 97 Siemens 6MW turbines.

GeoSea installed 97 monopile foundations, which were fabricated by EEW in Rostock, using the jack-up vessel Innovation.

CT Offshore installed the Nexans-supplied inter-array cables.

The two substations for Gode Wind 1& 2 were built by a joint venture of Cofely Fabricom and Iemants yards in Hoboken in Belgium.

From early 2016 until early 2017, the export of power from Gode was hampered by the delay of TenneT’s 916MW DolWin 2 grid hub. However, the hub was officially handed over earlier this month.

Dong Energy owns 50% of the Gode Wind 1&2 complex.

Global Infrastructure Partners has a 50% share in the 330MW Gode Wind 1 project.

The 252MW Gode Wind 2 project is 50% owned by a consortium of Danish pension funds including PCA, Industriens Pension, Pension and Lærernes Lægernes.

Image: Dong Energy