The LEGO Group builds an offshore wind farm to balance its energy needs for many years to come.
In 2012 the LEGO Group’s parent company KIRKBI A/S, announced an investment of approx. EUR 400 million in the development of an offshore wind farm. The investment in wind power further supports the ongoing energy improvements across the LEGO Group and will help balance its energy needs for many years to come.
“This massive investment in wind energy is not a one-off event – it is an integral part of our overall ambition to make a positive impact on the world. We’re on a journey, a never-ending journey – but the investment in renewable energy is a huge step in the right direction,” says Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, CEO of the LEGO Group.
The wind farm ,called Borkum Riffgrund 1, will be built by Dong Energy using 77 Siemens offshore turbines, each generating 3.6MW providing a total installed capacity of 277MW. KIRKBI A/S will own one-third of the wind farm’s production of electric power – equivalent to the output of more than 25 wind turbines and equal to the consumption of approx. 100,000 residential homes. Construction of the wind farm will begin in 2013 and the turbines will begin supplying power in 2015, with the right to generate power for the next 25 years.
Follow the development and read more at the Borkum Riffgrund website.