The construction of Amrumbank West offshore wind farm in the German North Sea is complete.
Image from E.ON.
All 80 turbines are connected to the network. With its full installed capacity of 288 MW now operational, Amrumbank West can produce enough climate-friendly power to meet the needs of 300,000 households and to displace more than 740,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.
Amrumbank West is in the German North Sea about 40km from Helgoland island, where the operations and maintenance center for the wind farm is located. E.ON invested US$1.1 billion (€1 billion) in the project. Offshore construction began in January 2014, and the first turbine began generating electricity in May 2015.
“We’ve commissioned two large offshore wind farms - Amrumbank West and Humber Gateway off the UK coast - in just one year,” E.ON management board member Bernhard Reutersberg said. “Both were completed on time and on budget, which underscores our ability to expand renewables.”
Amrumbank West is wholly owned by E.ON.
In May the company announced its decision to move forward with Rampion, a 400 MW project off the south coast of England. Construction will begin in January 2016. E.ON ranks among the world’s three leading offshore wind power companies.
Last week, E.ON divested 100% of its Norwegian exploration and production (E&P) business in a US$1.6 billion deal with Germany’s DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG.