FREDERICIA, Denmark –Ørsted has installed its 1,500th offshore wind turbine.
The milestone was reached with the 25th turbine installed at the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.
Ørsted claimed it is the first offshore wind developer to reach this milestone.
Before construction started at Borssele 1 & 2, the company had installed 6.8 GW of offshore wind capacity globally, which annually supplies green electricity for the equivalent of 6.6 million households.
It is currently constructing 3 GW of offshore wind and aims to have installed a total of 15 GW by 2025 in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Taiwan, the UK, and the US.
The company installed the world's first offshore wind turbine at Vindeby, Denmark, in 1991. Its 500th turbine was installed at the Walney offshore wind farm in the UK in 2012. The 1,000th turbine was installed at the German Gode Wind 1 & 2 project in 2016.