Ding-dong! The contracts to build the largest offshore windfarm in the world (surpassing London Array of 630 MW) are signed and the winners are DONG Energy of Denmark and its subcontractor Siemens-Gamesa. Together they will build the Borssele 1&2 wind offshore farms, 22 km off the coast of the Netherlands, together 752 MW. New is that 8 MW turbines will be installed, 94 of them. The windpark should be operational by 2020.
Shell btw is to build Borssele 3&4, another 680 MW.
By 2023 4.5 GW is planned to be installed in the Dutch part of the North Sea.
Longer term Dutch offshore wind plans: 17 GW
[cleantechnica.com] – DONG Energy Signs 752 MW Wind Turbine Supply Agreement With Siemens Gamesa For Borssele 1 & 2
[wikipedia.org] – List of offshore wind farms
[nl.wikipedia.org] – Windpark Borssele
[deepresource] – The Enormous Energy Potential of the North Sea