BARD Offshore 1
|BARD Offshore 1|
|Construction began||March 2010|
|Commission date||August 26, 2013|
|Distance from shore||90 km (56 mi)|
|Hub height||90 m (295 ft)|
|Rotor diameter||122 m (400 ft)|
|Units operational||80 x 5 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||400 MW|
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 and the wind farm was officially inaugurated in August 2013. The wind farm is located 100 kilometres (62 mi) northwest of the isle Borkum in 40 metres (130 ft) deep water.
Laying of cables to connect the wind farm started on July 23, 2009. 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. 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.
- Press release: Pioneering wind farm project BARD Offshore 1 successfully completed on the high seas
- German Federal Minister Inaugurates BARD Offshore 1
- 5-MW BARD Near-shore Wind Turbine Erected in Germany
- DDP: Laying cables to wind farm started (in German)
- Wind farm in the ocean ready to go (in German)