Amrumbank West Produces First Power

Amrumbank West offshore wind farm, developed by E.ON in the German North Sea has started producing power, the developer announced today.

The power from the first of its 3.6 megawatt turbines flows to an offshore transformer and converter platform from which it is exported via a 85-kilometer subsea cable, which comes ashore near Büsum, about 100 kilometers northwest of Hamburg.

The installation of turbines at E.ON’s two offshore wind farms is moving forward. Humber Gateway will be completed this summer, Amrumbank West this fall, the company said. The two farms will have an aggregate capacity of more than 500 megawatts. Both projects are on schedule.

Amrumbank West recently achieved another important milestone with the installation of the last of the foundations for its 80 turbine towers. The service center on Helgoland island, from which the operation and maintenance of the wind farm is monitored and managed, has also been completed. The building provides 35 workstations, storage space and helicopter hangar nearby.

Image: E.ON (Installation of the first turbine at Amrumbank West.)