E.ON inaugurates one of the world’s largest offshore windfarmsNews // October 14, 2010
The Danish Climate and Energy Minister Lykke Friis has officially inaugurated E.ON’s offshore wind farm Rösand II.
Rödsand lies between the German island of Fehmarn and the Danish island of Lolland and is currently the largest of E.ON’s six offshore wind farms and one of the largest operating in the world today.
With a capacity of 207 megawatt it will provide enough clean, renewable energy for 200,000 homes. The turbines, each with capacity of 2.3 MW and rotor diameters of 93m, are supplied by Siemens.
E.ON has invested approximately €400 million in the windfarm. The project was completed three month ahead of schedule.
With the inauguration E.ON has reached a further milestone in the expansion of offshore wind power. Apart from Rödsand, two other E.ON offshore windfarms became fully operational this year: Robin Rigg, one of the UK’s largest offshore windfarms, with a total capacity of 180MW, and Alpha Ventus in Germany, the world’s first farshore, deepwater windfarm.
E.ON is also constructing, with partners, the London Array which with capacity of 1GW when fully completed will be the world’s largest offshore windfarm.