Bureau Veritas certifies Ørsted's Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm
Bureau Veritas has issued Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind, a Project Certificate for the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm, the company said in its release. Located in Germany’s North Sea, 56 kilometers off the coast of Lower Saxony, the project consists of 56 MHI Vestas V164-8.3MW turbines with two different types of foundations – monopiles with bolted transition pieces and suction bucket jackets. Borkum Riffgrund 2 supplies 460,000 households with clean energy.
The Project Certificate concludes a “double certification process” started in 2015 – both to the internationally recognized scheme IEC 61400-22 and to the German BSH standards. The scope of the evaluation included all assets, including the wind turbines, their foundations, the offshore substation and the inter-array cables, and covered all project phases, from Design and Manufacturing, to Installation and Commissioning.