|Commission date||February 12, 2014|
|Site area||6 km2 (2 sq mi)|
|Max. water depth||16–24 m (52–79 ft)|
|Distance from shore||15 km (9 mi)|
|Units operational||30 x 3.6 MW|
|Make and model||Siemens Wind Power: SWT-3.6-120|
|Nameplate capacity||113 MW|
Riffgat (also known as Borkum Riffgat and OWP Riffgat) is an offshore wind farm 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) to the north-west of the German island of Borkum and north of the eponymous shipping channel in the southern North Sea. The wind turbines are built across an area of 6 square kilometres (2.3 sq mi). It consists of 30 turbines with a total capacity of 113 megawatt (MW), and is expected to generate enough electricity for 112,000 households.
Early 2011, the Dutch government stated that the wind farm was partly in Dutch territory and protested against the issuing of construction licenses by the German government.
Between November 2015 and April 2016, transmission problems prevented Riffgat from exporting power.
- Offshore-Windpark Riffgat erhält Netzanschluss
- Offshore-Windpark Riffgat erzeugt jährlich für 40.000 Haushalte Strom
- Riffgat übertrifft Erwartungen der EWE
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- "Grensconflict: Nederland in verweer tegen Duitse windmolens".
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