Experience an offshore wind farm from up close – Gode Wind in 360°

Today, we are going to visit the offshore wind farm Gode Wind in the North Sea As with everything we do at DONG Energy, safety comes first The safety clothing must be put on correctly

There are high safety standards for working offshore Then let’s go! Below us you can see the North German part of the Wadden Sea The journey from our take-off in Norddeich out to the wind farm, takes around 20 minutes Gode Wind is located about 45 kilometres off the German coast Gode Wind is currently the biggest offshore wind farm in Germany With its 97 turbines, the farm has a total capacity of 582 megawatts This is enough green electricity to power 600,000 German households – that’s the equivalent of all the households in Cologne We are now landing on a hotel ship known as a Service Operation Vessel Our technicians live here during their time offshore As our wind farms are located far away from the coast, it makes sense for them to stay out at sea Otherwise, it would take too much time for our service technicians to travel in to work each day

So that we can see the wind turbines up close, we are now aboard a crew transfer vessel Our service technicians use these boats to get to the wind farm Out here, we have ideal wind conditions No other renewable energy source can produce as much green energy as offshore wind After a short climb, we will step into the elevator inside of the turbine

This way we can get up to the platform which is about 100 meters high The rotor blades reach a diameter of 154 metres – – to put that into perspective: that’s longer than the length of a football pitch! It took DONG Energy only one and a half years to build Gode Wind The wind farm will be in operation for at least 25 years – – producing green energy Offshore wind is an important pillar of our renewable energy production Further expansion is therefore essential for a successful green energy transition

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