E.ON has announced that its 288 MW Amrumbank West offshore wind farm, located in the German North Sea, is now fully operational.
The company says it invested EUR 1 billion in the project. Offshore construction began in January 2014, and the first of 80 Siemens 3.6-MW wind turbines began generating electricity in May 2015. Amrumbank West is wholly owned by E.ON and sited about 40 km from Helgoland island, where the operations and maintenance center for the wind farm is located.
"We've commissioned two large offshore wind farms – Amrumbank West and Humber Gateway off the U.K. coast – in just one year," says E.ON Management Board member Bernhard Reutersberg, noting both projects were completed on time and on budget.
E.ON continues to enlarge its offshore portfolio. In May the company announced its decision to move forward with Rampion, a 400 MW project off the south coast of England. Construction on that wind farm will begin in January 2016.