EnBW says 1st turbine erected at 288-MW wind park off Germany
Aug 28, 2014 - German utility EnBW (ETR:EBK) yesterday announced the installation of the first of 80 turbines that will comprise the 288-MW Baltic 2 wind park in the German Baltic Sea.
In a statement, the company noted that installation vessel Vidar will erect an additional five turbines in the coming weeks. Construction works kicked off in August 2013.
A week earlier, the European Investment Bank (EIB) said that EnBW had applied for an EUR-250-million (USD 330m) loan to back the project. EIB in January 2013 extended EUR 500 million in financing for EnBW's scheme, valued at about EUR 1 billion.
The Baltic 2 offshore wind park north of Ruegen Island will consist of 3.6-MW turbines made by Siemens AG (ETR:SIE). With an estimated output of 1,200 GWh of electricity each year, the facility is seen generate enough power for 340,000 homes and mitigate 900,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, EnBW calculates.
EnBW put on stream the 48.3-MW Baltic 1 wind park, the project’s first stage, in 2011.