Germany powers RWE’s 295-MW Nordsee Ost offshore project

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Germany officially inaugurated the 48-turbine, 295-megawatt offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost on Monday.

The facility developed by RWE Innogy is capable of powering about 320,000 households. Located about 35 kilometers to the northeast of the island of Heligoland in the German North Sea region, the wind farm cost 1 billion euros.

The turbines installed in the project are 6-megawatt devices manufactured by Senvion. The turbines stand about 160 metres from sea level to the tip of the blade.

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Sigmar Gabriel, the minister for economics of Germany who was at the inaugural function of the wind farm conducted alongside a meeting of G7 energy ministers in Hamburg, 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.”

RWE will operate and service the project for the next 20 years. The company is also in preparations to inaugurate its British wind farm Gwynt y Môr next month. The farm off the Welsh coast has an installed capacity of 576 MW.

Ajith Kumar S

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