DONG Energy, North Sea

To help Denmark meet its goal of generating half of its power supply from wind energy by 2025, DONG Energy (Copenhagen, Denmark) recently inaugurated its 91-turbine, 209-megawatt Horns Rev 2 wind farm--the largest offshore wind project in the world--in the North Sea, 19 miles (30 kilometers) off the coast of western Jutland, Denmark. This article discusses the realization of this project, an effort that involved battling the treacherous conditions of working in the icy, rough waters of the North Sea. In doing so, it discusses the conditions that the team of 600 battled each day, noting how the climate limited the team's ability to work extended hours and heightened the complexity of this challenging effort. It describes how the project team maintained high-level safety and quality standards; it explains how a major grid problem during the commissioning process was addressed and resolved. It also reports how this project contributes to the management of similar future projects.
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