Nordsee Ost wind farm inaugurated by energy ministers of G7


Nordsee Ost wind farm inaugurated by energy ministers of G7

RWE Nordsee Ost wind farm

 
The Nordsee Ost wind farm was inaugurated by the G7 energy ministers, German Minister of Economics, Sigmar Gabriel, and his fellow ministers from the G7 states, as well as Peter Terium, CEO of RWE AG, Hans Bünting, CEO of RWE Innogy, and Mel Kroon, CEO of Tennet.
 
The wind farm is now one of the largest offshore wind projects in Germany, located 35km north of Heligoland, covering an area of approximately 24km2 in waters close to 25m deep.
 
Nordsee Ost is composed of 48 large wind turbines with an installed capacity of 295MW, producing enough electricity to power around 320,000 households each year. RWE has invested more than 1 billion euros to the construction of this project, while the EU contributed 50 million euros.
 
German Minister of Economics, Sigmar Gabriel said: “Offshore wind energy is a strategically important element of Germany’s energy and climate policy and is key to the success of the energy transition. Thanks to its continuous input into the grid and its high electricity yields, offshore power generation makes a crucial contribution towards a diversified and reliable energy supply system.”
 
CEO of RWE Innogy, Hans Bünting, said: “At the end of this year, 40% of our power generation from renewables will already come from offshore power production. Thanks to the Nordsee Ost and Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farms our operating result will see double-digit growth.”
 

Posted By Sally on May 11, 2015 | 0 Comment

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