EnBW Baltic 2 has significantly larger dimensions than our first wind farm in the Baltic Sea – EnBW Baltic 1. The planning and logistical challenges faced in constructing the wind farm were considerably greater. EnBW Baltic 2 has wind turbines that are almost a third larger than those at Baltic 1. On an area covering 27 square kilometres, it is four times larger than EnBW Baltic 1 and can generate six times as much electricity.
The depth of the sea at the wind farm varies between 23 and 44 metres. Depending on the sea depth, the wind power plants were either mounted on steel piles, so-called monopiles (up to around 35 metres), or steel framework structures, so-called jackets (from around 35 metres). An annual yield of around 1.2 billion kilowatt hours means that the EnBW Baltic 2 wind farm can supply an aggregate of around 340,000 households per year and thus save around 900,000 tonnes of CO₂ emissions.
As for our first offshore wind farm Baltic 1, we also brought an investment partner on board for Baltic 2: Following the commissioning of the wind farm, almost half of the shares were sold to the Australian financial investor Macquarie. Operation and maintenance of the wind farm remains in our hands. Our participation models provide us with additional financial scope for other growth projects.