E.ON starts work on Helgoland base for its Amrumbank West wind farm

E.ON today started construction of its operations and maintenance building on the North Sea island of Helgoland. E.ON will use Helgoland as an offshore operations base for its Amrumbank West offshore wind farm. The 1,800 square metre building will provide space for offices, changing rooms and storage. Up to 50 staff working in shifts will support the operation of the Amrumbank West wind farm by boat and helicopter. The inauguration of the building is scheduled for August 2014.

The building is part of an extensive conversion of the island’s southern harbour. To enable use of Helgoland as a service port, new service and storage buildings as well as outdoor storage areas and jetties will be built. In the harbour area itself there will be new piers and breakwater structures.

Dominik Schwegmann, the Amrumbank West wind farm project manager, said: “Helgoland is very conveniently located and therefore an ideal maintenance base for our offshore wind farm