The 731.5MW Borssele 3&4 offshore wind project by the Blauwwind consortium that includes oil major Shell and Mitsubishi-owned Dutch utility Eneco has fed first power into the Dutch grid.

Turbine installation at the array off the southern part of the Netherlands had started in late May and is slated to be completed in October 2020, when 77 of MHI Vestas V174-9.5MW turbines are expected to be erected.

“Keeping a project of this scale and complexity on track in these challenging times can only be managed through good collaboration and flexibility,” Blauwwind project director and chief executive Roeland Borsboom said.