Germany's first commercial offshore wind farm is now fully operational. EnBW Baltic I, which was engineered by Siemens Energy and commissioned by EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG, is located in the Baltic Sea.
In addition to engineering services, Siemens supplied 21 2.3 MW wind turbines for the 48 MW project.
‘Onshore, Germany was a pioneer in wind power, and now it's important to rapidly tap the huge offshore potential,’ says Rene Umlauft, CEO of Siemens' renewable energy division.
Siemens also plans to build the EnBW Baltic II offshore wind farm, formerly known as Kriegers Flak. The second phase is expected to have a total of 80 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.6 MW. It is slated for completion in 2013.