With a capacity of 207 megawatt it will provide enough clean, wind energy for 200,000 homes. The wind turbines, each with capacity of 2.3 MW and rotor diameters of 93 meters, are supplied by Siemens. E.ON has invested approximately €400 million in this wind farm. The wind power project was completed three month ahead of schedule – an extraordinary success in the still young offshore wind industry.
With this inauguration E.ON has reached a further milestone in the expansion of offshore wind power. Besides Rödsand, two other E.ON offshore wind farms became fully operational this year: Robin Rigg, one of the U.K.’s largest offshore wind farms with a total capacity of 180 megawatts, and alpha ventus in Germany, the world’s first far shore, deep water wind farm.
E.ON is also constructing, with partners, the London Array which with capacity of 1 gigawatt when fully completed will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm. Since 2001 E.ON has invested more than €1 billion for offshore projects and will further expand its capacity with a project pipeline of more than 4 gigawatts.
Frank Mastiaux, CEO of E.ON Climate & Renewables said: “E.ON has made a significant contribution to the growth of Europe’s offshore wind sector. Projects like Rödsand and alpha ventus clearly demonstrate that E.ON has gained a strong expertise to manage this young and very complex technology. We now have gathered enough experience to master the further challenges in the German North and Baltic Seas. Offshore Wind is a strategic focus of E.ON’s renewable business.”