E.on Commissions 288-MW Offshore Wind Farm

E.on has commissioned the 288-megawatt Amrumbank West offshore wind farm in the German North Sea about 40 kilometers from Helgoland island.

All 80 turbines are connected to the network and the project can produce enough climate-friendly power to meet the needs of 300,000 households and to displace more than 740,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.

E.on invested €1 billion (US$1.5 billlion) in the project. Offshore construction began in January 2014, and the first turbine began generating electricity in May 2015. The project is wholly-owned by E.on.

“We’ve commissioned two large offshore wind farms – Amrumbank West and Humber Gateway off the U.K. coast – in just one year,” E.ON Management Board member Bernhard Reutersberg said. “Both were completed on time and on budget, which underscores our ability to expand renewables.”

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