Germany's Baltic 1 project: So near and yet so far

Construction of Baltic 1 offers valuable lessons for greater challenges further out to sea.

Germany’s first bona fide offshore wind farm is on track to be switched on this year, after the last of 21 turbines were installed at utility EnBW Energie’s Baltic 1.

Once up and running, the 48.3MW project, located in water depths of just under 20 ­metres off the Darß/Zingst peninsula in the Baltic Sea, is expected to flow 185GWh a year into the national grid — enough to supply 50,000 households.

Construction of Baltic 1 has been an education, says EnBW managing director Werner Götz.

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