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EnBW speeds up offshore wind project

🕔 May 16, 2017
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EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has given the green light for the 112 MW EnBW Albatros offshore wind farm and  has approved the final decisions taken regarding construction and investment.

EnBW Albatros already has binding approval for connection to the grid and will now be constructed together with the 497 MW Hohe See offshore wind park that was approved in December 2016.

Albatros will feature 16 turbines of type Siemens SWT-7.0-154 and will have an installed capacity of 112 MW, while Hohe See comprises 71 Siemens SWT-7.0-154 turbine, rated at 7 MW, totalling 497 MW. EnBW will realise both wind farms by 2019 as a joint project with a capacity of around 610 MW. 

EnBW Albatros is located in the so-called "exclusive economic zone" of the North Sea in the immediate vicinity of the EnBW wind farms Hohe See and He Dreiht on an area covering 11 square kilometres. After the scheduled commissioning of the wind farms in 2019, Hohe See and Albatros will together generate around 2.5 billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually. The electricity generated by Albatros and Hohe See will thus cover the aggregate electricity requirements of all private households in Munich – Germany's third largest city.

Siemens AG has been appointed general contractor for the turbines, foundations and, for the first time, the transformer station. The Dutch company GEOSEA NV is the subcontractor responsible for the foundations. The contractual partner for the array cabling at the wind farm is VBMS GmbH.

As we reported in mid April, EnBW was successful in the first offshore auction in Germany with the acceptance of its bid for the 900 MW He Dreiht wind farm. The wind farm is scheduled to be commissioned in 2025.

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