Active in the North Sea for the first time yet then with two offshore wind farms at the same time: EnBW constructed the Hohe See and Albatros wind farms, which have been connected to the grid since October 2019 and January 2020, as one 610 megawatt joint project.
They will produce enough green electricity to supply on aggregate all of the private households in the City of Munich. As was the case with our two Baltic Sea wind farms EnBW Baltic 1 and EnBW Baltic 2, we have brought a partner on board.
Media library on the progress of the construction work at the EnBW Hohe See and EnBW Albatros wind farms
Short films document the milestones reached during the construction phase
After weeks of intensive preparations at the port of Esbjerg (Denmark), the installation of the first wind turbine was completed on Saturday, 6 April 2019. Just two days later, the second of the total of 87 7 MW turbines with a total height of 182 m already stood tall against the stiff breeze in the North Sea. Irina Otelea, Offshore Installation Manager at the joint project Hohe See and Albatros is fascinated by her work during this construction phase.
Hoboken, Belgium: The OSS is almost finished. The three main transformers each weighing 190 tonnes are now being installed. Each transformer can supply 200,000 households with electricity.
August and October 2017
Progress is not only being made with the OSS. In Rotterdam, the first foundations (monopiles) for the wind energy plants have been coated. Progress has also been made with the wind power plants in Hoboken, Belgium: The first two transition pieces have been completed. They will be fitted later to the monopile foundations. The towers for the wind power plants are then connected to the transition pieces.
End of July 2017
The transformer platform in Hoboken, Belgium, is growing. Another deck – the so-called mezzanine deck – has now been fitted.
The individual components of the transformer station (OSS) are fitted together step by step to form sections in Belgium and Holland. The lower deck, for example, was loaded in Vlissingen, Holland, and is then being transported to the final assembly site for the OSS in Hoboken, Belgium.
From autumn 2016
Foundations, towers, nacelles, generators and rotor blades, transformer station and wind farm cabling: every single component of the wind power plants and the wind farm technology for EnBW Hohe See and Albatros is being built on land. The components begin their journeys to the construction site in the North Sea from countries including Denmark, Germany, Holland and Belgium. They are then installed at their designated locations where they will reliably generate electricity for the next 25 years.