BARD Offshore 1
BARD Offshore 1, Germany’s first commercial wind farm in the North Sea, is about 100 km off the German North Sea coast and has been fully connected to the power grid since September 2013. Eighty wind power plants of the 5 megawatt class generate a nominal output of 400 megawatts.
Ocean Breeze Energy GmbH & Co. KG is the owner and operator of the BARD Offshore 1 wind farm. UniCredit Bank AG indirectly holds 100% of Ocean Breeze Energy GmbH & Co. KG.
According to the EnBW 2020 strategy, renewable energies are to be expanded into one of the main pillars of the EnBW business by 2020. Offshore wind power is an important part of this development. In the Baltic Sea, EnBW has successfully operated Germany’s first commercial offshore wind farm, EnBW Baltic 1, for over three years. In September 2015 EnBW Baltic 2 started commercial operation with 288 megawatts. In the North Sea, EnBW has three further offshore projects with Hohe See, Albatros and He Dreiht.
Since its foundation in 2010, the fully owned EnBW subsidiary EOS has been an internal service provider at EnBW for the technical operation of offshore wind farms. This comprises the entire service spectrum ranging from operation and maintenance of transformer stations and wind energy plants, to balance of plant, logistics and through to own control station. EOS works closely with other EnBW business units in the operation of regenerative and conventional generation plants as well as Netze BW GmbH in the field of high voltage. EOS also offers this comprehensive expertise as a service to third parties.