Baltic 1 Wind Farm Opening Presents Milestone for Germany

The opening of the Baltic 1 offshore wind farm on represents a milestone, according to the CEO of the energy utility Baden-Wuerttemberg (EnBW), Hans-Peter Villis. “As the first commercial wind farm in Germany, this project has a special meaning for the offshore wind sector, “ said Villis. Baltic 1 will produce power for about 50 000 households with 21 wind turbines off Darß.

EnBW is planning a second wind farm off Rügen with 80 wind turbines. “Wind energy will still require assistance from support systems for a certain transitional period, “ said Villis.

About Baltic 1

Baltic 1 Offshore Wind Farm is the first commercial offshore wind farm of Germany in the Baltic Sea. Baltic 1 is located about 16 kilometers north of the Darss-Zingst Peninsula and it covers about seven square kilometers. Work started in July 2010.

Cable supplier NKT Holding was 3 months late with the delivers, therefore the €195m cable orders for Baltic 2 were granted to General Cable instead.

About EnBW

Headquartered in Karlsruhe and servicing some six million customers, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG is the Germany’s third largest integrated utility. EnBW’s core activities involve the electricity and gas segments as well as energy and environmental services. The company services customers throughout Germany as well as in a number of Central and Eastern European markets. EnBW generated a total revenue of over € 13 billion in 2006 and employs 21,000 people.


Source: ostsee-zeitung, April 28, 2011;