Anholt inauguration planned for September

DENMARK: Dong Energy is set to open the 400MW Anholt offshore wind farm on 4 September.

The event will take place on board the ferry Stena Nautica, which will sail from Grenaa Harbour. The inauguration will be lead by Dong chairman Fritz Schur. Members of Danish royal family will also be present.

The last of Anholt's 111 turbines came online in June. The Siemens SWT-3.6-120 unit was installed from the Sea Power at the project's Kattegat Sea site. The turbines have been installed over an eight-and-a-half month period.

First power was achieved at Anholt in September 2012. More than 75 turbines are now operational with 270MW of electricity going into the Danish grid.

The project is Denmark's largest offshore wind farm, eclipsing the 209MW Horns Rev 2 project. Denmark passed the 1GW of installed offshore capacity mark in March and a further significant capacity expansion is planned by 2020.

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