E.ON’s Amrumbank West offshore wind farm starts operations

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E.ON’s Amrumbank West offshore wind farm starts operations

The construction of Amrumbank West offshore wind farm is completed. All 80 turbines are connected to the network. With its full installed capacity of 288 megawatts now operational, 

Amrumbank West is in the German North Sea about 40 kilometers from Helgoland island, where the operations and maintenance center for the wind farm is located. E.ON invested €1 billion (US$1.1 billion) in the project. Offshore construction began in January 2014, and the first turbine began generating electricity in May 2015. Amrumbank West is wholly owned by E.ON.

E.ON Management Board member Bernhard Reutersberg stated:

“We’ve commissioned two large offshore wind farms - Amrumbank West and Humber Gateway off the U.K. coast - in just one year. Both were completed on time and on budget, which underscores our ability to expand renewables.”

E.ON continues to enlarge its offshore portfolio. In May the company announced its decision to move forward with Rampion, a 400 megawatt project off the south coast of England. Construction will begin in January 2016.

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