960 MW Offshore Wind Farm Planned for Germany (Yes, That's Big!)


Juist island, north of which the wind farm will be built. Photo: Wikipedia
REW Innogy has announced that, with its purchase of ENOVA Energieanlagen GmbH it now also owns the rights to develop the North Sea Windpower 3 offshore wind farm in Germany. Except that the 960 MW project will now be known as Innogy Nordsee 1. The timetable, location, costs are as follows:Construction Could Begin 2010, Completed 2015
Innogy Nordsee 1 will be built 40 kilometers north of the island of Juist and cover an area of sea about 150 square kilometers in size. Innogy expects to receive permitting approval later in 2009, with construction beginning in 2010, the first turbines producing power a year later, and the entire wind farm completed in 2015. Total costs for the project are expected to run to €2.8 billion ($3.7 billion).

Based on wind speeds in the region, project developers expect the wind farm to produce over 3 TWh of electricity when fully completed.

via: Renewable Energy World
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