E.ON’s Amrumbank West offshore wind farm is fully operational

E.ON continues to enlarge its offshore wind energy portfolio. In May the company announced its decision to move forward with Rampion, a 400 megawatt project off the south coast of England. Construction will begin in January 2016.

E.ON ranks among the world’s three leading offshore wind power companies.

The construction of Amrumbank West offshore wind farm is completed. All 80 wind turbines are connected to the network. With its full installed capacity of 288 megawatts now operational, Amrumbank West can produce enough climate-friendly power to meet the needs of 300,000 households and to displace more than 740,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.

Amrumbank West is in the German North Sea about 40 kilometers from Helgoland island, where the operations and maintenance center for the wind farm is located. E.ON invested €1 billion in the project. Offshore construction began in January 2014, and the first turbine began generating electricity in May 2015. Amrumbank West is wholly owned by E.ON.

“We’ve commissioned two large offshore wind farms – Amrumbank West and Humber Gateway off the U.K. coast – in just one year,” E.ON Management Board member Bernhard Reutersberg said. “Both were completed on time and on budget, which underscores our ability to expand renewables.”