Ørsted cut the ribbon for its new operations and maintenance base in Vlissingen yesterday (21 January 2020) which will support the Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm located off the Dutch coast. The maintenance location was officially opened by deputy Jo-Annes de Bat of Zeeland, alderman John de Jonge van Vlissingen, CEO Daan Schalck of North Sea Port, director Erik de Bruyn of Cordeel Netherlands and director Steven Engels of Ørsted Netherlands. Ørsteds Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm recently entered the offshore construction phase with the installation of the first foundation last week. The monopiles and transition pieces for the project have been fabricated by Sif, EEW SPC, EEW OSB and Bladt Industries. All foundations will be installed by DEME Offshore. Ørsted won rights to the Borssele 1&2 site in July 2016, with an average bid strike price, excluding transmission costs, of EUR 72.70/MWh for the first 15 years of the projects operation. The project will consist of 94 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SG 8.0-167 DD turbines, with a combined capacity of 752 MW. It is located 23 km off the coast of Zeeland (Westkappele), and is expected to provide power to around 500,000 households once completed. Completion is currently scheduled by the end of 2020.