German offshore wind power up 258 MW

Some 43 wind turbines commissioned in first half of the year says VDMA. Developers have commissioned 43 wind turbines in German waters totalling 258MW in the first half of 2016, according to the country’s engineering association VDMA.


A further 54 machines with 324MW of capacity are installed, but not yet online, while foundations for 142 units are in place, VDMA said. Overall, a total of 853 offshore turbines are grid-connected with a combined capacity of 3552.2MW. VDMA said it expects 700MW to be installed and connected to the grid in Germany this year. By the end of the year, German offshore installations would have about 4GW of capacity installed, it added.