June 5 (Renewables Now) - Authorities in Germany’s Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state have granted approval to a project calling for the construction of an up to 865.2-MW offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.
The permit was awarded to OWP Gennaker GmbH, a subsidiary of German wind project developer Wpd AG, by the State Agency for Agriculture and the Environment, the latter announced on Monday.
The Bremen-based developer has proposed to install 103 units of Siemens Gamesa’s (BME:SGRE) SWT-8.0-154 turbines, north of the Fischland-Darss-Zingst peninsula. The machines will have a power boost function that increases their output to 8.4 MW, a rotor diameter of 154 metres and a hub height of up to 98 metres. Their overall height will reach up to 175 metres above sea level.
The project also involves the installation of two identical transformer platforms and a cable system.