February 14, 2018
BARD Offshore 1: Germany’s most productive offshore wind farm in 2017
• Total wind energy output in 2017 reached 1.5 terawatt hours representing the demand of 430,000 average households
• This represents an increase of 13% year-on-year
• Since the start of construction, it has fed more than 5 TWh into the grid – more than any other German offshore wind farm
180214 BO1 operating record 2017
BO1, the first and 2017 most productive offshore wind farm in Germany is completely connected to the grid since September 2013.
80 wind energy generators of the 5 megawatt class reach a nominal capacity of 400 mega watt - this equals the energy consumption of more than 400,000 households.
BARD Offshore 1 was supported by the European Commission within the scope of the European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR).
The offshore wind farm BO1 is located approx. 100 km north of the isle of Borkum in the German North Sea and comprises an area of approx. 59 square kilometres.
filing the application for erection of the wind farm
start of production of rotor blades and nacelle
receipt of the building permission
onshore erection of the first BARD 5.0 prototypes
start of production of the tripile foundations
commencement in the offshore panel
first power input
completion of erection of all 80 wind turbine generators
handover of the wind farm to its owner Ocean Breeze Energy GmbH & Co. KG
2TWh produced electricity
3TWh produced electricity
more than 5TWh produced electricity