Butendiek OWF Up and Running

Butendiek OWF Up and Running

By bringing the 80th and thus final wind turbine into operation, wpd has completed the construction of the 288 MW Butendiek offshore wind farm, which is now in full operation. 

Wpd, the Bremen wind developer and operator is responsible for the construction and operation phases.

The Butendiek offshore wind farm is jointly owned by wpd, Marguerite Fund, Siemens Financial Services, Industriens Pension, Pensionskassernes Administration (PKA), CDC Infrastructure and ewz (Elektrizitätswerk der Stadt Zürich).

Offshore works began in March 2014. All foundations, cables and the substation were installed according to schedule during the last year. Mid-June, the last wind turbine was installed.

“Already eleven months after start of construction, the first wind turbine fed electricity into the public grid. This makes Butendiek the fastest established offshore project,” says project director Martin Lehnhoff.

Achim Berge Olsen, Managing Director of OWP Butendiek GmbH & Co. KG and wpd offshore GmbH said: “The lowest value has been measured regarding noise emissions during installation and the 1.3 bn euro OWF Butendiek project has been completed on schedule and within budget. From now on, OWF Butendiek is able to supply 370,000 households with green energy.”

Image: Marguerite