E.on starts building Helgoland base for Amrumbank West wind farm
Aug 20, 2013 - German E.on (ETR:EOAN) Monday started construction of its operations and maintenance building on the North Sea island of Helgoland, the utility said.
The 1,800-sq m (19,380 sq ft) building will serve as an offshore operations base for E.on's Amrumbank West wind farm and will consist of offices, changing rooms and storage facilities. Up to 50 staff will be working there.
The building is scheduled to become operational in August 2014.
Dominik Schwegmann, project manager of the Amrumbank West wind farm, pointed to Helgoland's convenient location and underlined the company's intention to stay there for the long term.
The Amrumbank West offshore wind farm will consist of 80 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 288 MW, sufficient to supply up to 300,000 homes. The wind farm is currently under construction and commissioning is scheduled for the spring of 2015.