logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

E.ON Begins Work On Helgoland Base For Amrumbank West Wind Farm - Quick Facts

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

The building is a portion 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 would be constructed, E.ON added.

According to Dominik Schwegmann, the Amrumbank West wind farm project manager, "We are planning to be on Helgoland for the long term. The lease for the land has an initial term of 28 years. We are pleased that the island will benefit so much from this infrastructure upgrade."

The Amrumbank West offshore wind farm, which is located nearly 35 kilometres north of the island of Helgoland, would comprise 80 Siemens wind turbines with a rated output of 3.6 megawatt each, generating a total of 288 megawatt. The wind farm has the capacity of supplying up to 300,000 households with clean energy and save more than 740,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. Construction is currently underway with completion and commissioning slated for spring 2015. The project is worth about 1 billion euros.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
A California man has filed a lawsuit against McDonald's alleging that the fast food giant is defrauding customers by cramming its mozzarella sticks with filler instead of real cheese. Chris Howe is seeking at least $5 million in damages on behalf of consumers in 42 states and the District of Columbia. The... Jeep, the 4x4 vehicles, which has developed a strong bond with its masters, is aggressively on an expansion mode in its 75th anniversary year. Its fans have always been in love with the famous tag "Go Anywhere, Do Anything." Meat products maker Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) reported a profit for the first-quarter that increased 49% from last year. It raised its profit outlook for fiscal year 2016 ,but it cut its annual sales guidance.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT