BARD Offshore 1

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BARD Offshore 1
BARD Offshore 1 is located in North Sea
BARD Offshore 1
Location of BARD Offshore 1
Country Germany
Location North Sea
Coordinates 54°22′N 5°59′E / 54.36°N 5.98°E / 54.36; 5.98Coordinates: 54°22′N 5°59′E / 54.36°N 5.98°E / 54.36; 5.98
Status Operational
Construction began March 2010
Commission date August 26, 2013
Owner(s) Enovos
Wind farm
Type Offshore
Distance from shore 90 km (56 mi)
Hub height 90 m (295 ft)
Rotor diameter 122 m (400 ft)
Power generation
Units operational 80 x 5 MW
Nameplate capacity 400 MW
BARD Offshore 1's location in the wind farms of the German Bight

BARD Offshore 1 is a 400 megawatt (MW) North Sea offshore wind farm with 80 BARD 5.0 turbines. Construction was finished in July 2013[1] and the wind farm was officially inaugurated in August 2013.[2] The wind farm is located 100 kilometres (62 mi) northwest of the isle Borkum in 40 metres (130 ft) deep water.[3]

Laying of cables to connect the wind farm started on July 23, 2009.[4] The 200 km connection is the longest of its kind in the world. It is also the first connection of an offshore wind park realized as HVDC-transmission. Construction of the wind turbines began in March 2010.[5] The first turbine became operational at the beginning of December 2010. Construction was assisted by the purpose-built Wind Lift 1 barge / platform, which placed the 470 ton, 21 meter foundations on the sea bed.

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