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Riffgat is located in North Sea
Location of Riffgat off the coast of Germany in the North Sea
Country Germany
Location North Sea
Coordinates 53°41′24″N 6°28′48″E / 53.69000°N 6.48000°E / 53.69000; 6.48000Coordinates: 53°41′24″N 6°28′48″E / 53.69000°N 6.48000°E / 53.69000; 6.48000
Status operational
Commission date February 12, 2014[1][2][3]
Owner(s) ENOVA Energiesysteme
Wind farm
Type Offshore
Site area 6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Max. water depth 16–24 m (52–79 ft)
Distance from shore 15 km (9 mi)
Power generation
Units operational 30 x 3.6 MW
Make and model Siemens Wind Power: SWT-3.6-120
Nameplate capacity 113 MW
Riffgat Offshore Windpark
Borkum Rifgat's location in the wind farms of the German Bight

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),[4] and is expected to generate enough electricity for 112,000 households.[5][6]

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.[7]

Between November 2015 and April 2016, transmission problems prevented Riffgat from exporting power.[8]

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