Stuttgart. EnBW Erneuerbare Energien GmbH and Siemens Energy have signed a contract today for the supply of 80 wind power units, type SWT-3.6-120 for the EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm. The order, reaching a three-digit million sum, is the first milestone for the realisation of Germany's second commercial offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea: EnBW Baltic 2.
EnBW Baltic 2 (formerly Kriegers Flak) is situated around 32 km north of the island of Rügen in the west Baltic Sea on an area covering around 27 square kilometres. The first maritime building work is scheduled to commence in 2012. With 80 wind power units each with 3.6 megawatts, EnBW Baltic 2 will achieve a total power of 288 megawatts. The offshore wind farm will produce 1,200 GWh of electricity each year for around 340,000 households and save 900,000 tonnes of CO2. EnBW Baltic 2 is scheduled to be fully connected to the grid in 2013.
"Signing the contract today is an important step in the development of our offshore wind division. EnBW Baltic 2 will be around six times larger than EnBW Baltic 1. And development continues: EnBW is planning to erect a total of four offshore wind farms in the Baltic and North Seas with a total output of around 1200 megawatts", emphasised the EnBW Technology Chairman, Dr. Hans-Josef Zimmer, on the occasion of signing the contract.
"Siemens and EnBW play a pioneering role in the development of offshore wind power in Germany", says René Umlauft, CEO of the Division Renewable Energy at Siemens. "After Baltic 1, Baltic 2 is the second offshore project to be achieved with an EnBW and Siemens cooperation in the German Baltic Sea. Siemens is the market and technological leader in the segment of offshore wind power. With our reliable and proven wind power technology, we can make a considerable contribution to developing a sustainable energy supply in Germany", added Umlauft.
With around six million customers and more than 21,000 employees, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG achieved an annual turnover of more than 15 billion euros in 2009. As the third largest German energy supply company, EnBW concentrates on the fields of electricity and gas as well as energy and environmental services. With an installed output of 15,771 MW, EnBW is one of the most important energy producers in Germany. EnBW's aim is to increase the proportion of renewable energies in the EnBW energy mix to 20 percent by the year 2020. In addition to the development of wind power onshore and offshore, EnBW also relies on its traditionally high dedication to hydropower as well as other sophisticated technologies such as solar power, biomass and biogas.
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