DONG Energy has taken over the operation and maintenance of a 270 MW offshore windfarm in the UK.

It marks the first time that DONG will run a windfarm that it has not built itself.

DONG has taken on the O&M role for the Lincs Offshore Wind Farm after Centrica and Siemens Project Ventures sold their combined 75 per cent stake in the project to UK Green Investment Bank Financial Services and the UK Green Investment Bank.

Denmark-headquartered DONG already owned the remaining 25 per cent and agreed with the new majority owners to take over the operatorship of Lincs from Centrica for 15 years.

The Lincs windfarm is located off the northeast Lincolnshire coast and has been fully operational since August 2013. It is powered by 75 Siemens 3.6 MW turbines.

Jens Jakobsson of DONG Energy Wind Power said: “We’re delighted to become O&M service provider to Lincs. It will be the first time we take over O&M of an operating windfarm which we haven’t constructed ourselves.”

He added: “We’re now looking forward to further strengthening our relationship with the Green Investment Bank, which is also our partner in the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm.”

DONG Energy currently provides O&M service to 16 offshore windfarms across the UK, Germany and Denmark.