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DONG Energy has decided to build the offshore wind farms Gode Wind 1 and 2 in the German part of the North Sea. The construction will represent a total investment of approximately € 2.2 billion.
Gode Wind 1 (330 MW) and 2 (252 MW) will consist of 97 turbines from Siemens Wind Power, each of 6.0 MW/154m rotor, with a total capacity of 582 MW. DONG Energy has already secured unconditional grid connection confirmation from the TSO, TenneT, for Gode Wind 1 and 2. DONG Energy will receive a fixed price per kWh of electricity produced for the first ten years of operation, following which DONG Energy will receive the market price. The Gode Wind projects will be constructed within the support regime of the German Stauchungsmodell, which is designed to support offshore wind projects built before the end of 2017. Gode Wind 1 and 2 are located approximately 45 km off the German coast in the North Sea. Offshore construction of the Gode Wind offshore wind farms will begin in the first half of 2015 and the wind farms are expected to be fully commissioned in the second half of 2016.