E.ON Switches Amrumbank West On, Says Time for Offshore Wind Is Now

E.ON has officially put into operation the recently upgraded 302 MW Amrumbank West offshore wind farm during a symbolic ceremony held in Hamburg today.

Referring to Amrumbank West as “technology at its best,” E.ON’s CEO Johannes Teyssen called for the continued expansion of offshore wind.

“Every energy has its time, and the time for expanding offshore wind is definitely now. Offshore will be needed if we want to achieve the targets of the energy transition,”  Teyssen said.

Teyssen added that E.ON would remain committed to this field of business, focusing in particular on cutting the cost of renewable energy generation.

The Amrumbank West is situated 35 kilometers north of Heligoland. E.ON is investing a total of EUR 1 billion in the project.

Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz said: “Amrumbank West is another lighthouse project for wind power at sea, which must be followed by further offshore wind projects to make sure the energy industry and industrial policy potential of offshore wind is not left untapped. Hamburg and the federal states of northern Germany support plans to push ahead with the network infrastructure and the construction of further wind farms. Clean power is needed all over Germany and green electricity from the North Sea gives the German energy transition the necessary support.”

Under the motto “Energy and climate protection for future generations” the guests of honor at the ceremony were supported during the start-up by children from a Hamburg primary school.

Photo: Image source: E.ON