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New building for Ørsted
In mid-June 2018, the new building in Norddeich in northern Germany was inaugurated.

A modern Operations and Maintenance Centre has been built for the energy supplier Ørsted on its property, of total area approx. 30,000 m², in the town of Norddeich on Germany’s North Sea coast. The building offers new storage and office space, which is needed for current projects such as the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm. It also has a truck terminal, which facilitates the supply and removal of components and equipment for this and other wind farms. As General Planner, working in collaboration with Danish architects, Inros Lackner successfully planned and implemented the construction project. The company’s interdisciplinary team was responsible for design and approvals planning, functional tendering, site supervision and providing technical support.

“As a port location, Norddeich plays an extremely important role in our operations chain. This will continue to be the case with the ongoing construction of Borkum Riffgrund 2 and our future projects. The current expansion is a forward-looking investment”, said Ørsted CEO Volker Malmen in his inauguration speech. "Without offshore wind, Germany cannot implement the Energiewende transition to exclusively environmentally-friendly forms of energy generation. With our wind farms, we want to contribute towards this transition, and here, in Norddeich, we are taking a big step towards achieving that goal."

Ørsted has had a base in Norddeich since 2013, and now employs 85 people there. With Borkum Riffgrund 1, Gode Wind 1, Gode Wind 2 and the currently under construction Borkum Riffgrund 2, the company operates four wind farms in the German North Sea.