Loaded with parts for four wind turbines, the installation vessel "Brave Tern" is now heading for the EnBW offshore wind farm “Albatros“ to install the remaining wind turbines. (Source: EnBW)
Karlsruhe/Borkum/Helgoland. EnBW has installed all 71 wind turbines of its offshore wind farm "Hohe See" in the German North Sea. Now the installation vessels "Blue Tern" and "Brave Tern" are on their way to the adjacent wind farm Albatros to complete 16 more wind turbines. At the same time, the commissioning of the "Hohe See" wind turbines continues. 27 turbines have already been put into operation and feed electricity into the grid.
"EnBW Hohe See" and "Albatros" represent together the largest offshore wind project with 609 Megawatt currently being realised in Germany. Both wind farms will be put into operation in 2019. To this end, over 600 employees are working at this large construction site in the middle of the sea. Around 50 ships are involved in the construction work. This major project is a logistical challenge and is being coordinated by the EnBW offshore subsidiary in Hamburg. The Canadian energy infrastructure company Enbridge Inc. has acquired 49.9 percent of the shares in both wind farms. EnBW has retained the remaining 50.1 percent in both cases.