RWE Innogy gets permission to install 108 turbines in North Sea
Aug 28, 2013 - RWE Innogy can now add 108 turbines to its Innogy Nordsee 1 wind farm located some 40 km (24.85 mi) off the coast of the Juist island in the North Sea.
The green arm of German utility group RWE AG (ETR:RWE) said today it had received the green light from the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) to build the Innogy Nordsee 2 and 3 wind farms.
Including the Innogy Nordsee 1 farm, the total area of all three wind parks amounts to 100 sq km (62.14 sq mi). On this area the company can install 162 wind turbines with a total capacity of 1,000 MW.
RWE will make a final decision about the exact amount of investments into Innogy Nordsee 1 in the beginning of 2014. Construction of the wind farm can start in 2015. As for Innogy Nordsee 2 and 3, work on them might be carried out in the second half of this decade.
The currently estimated amount for all three phases stands at around EUR 3 billion (USD 4.012bn).