E.ON starts Amrumbank West work

Zwei Servicemitarbeiter im schwedischen Offshore-Windpark Lillgrund im Öresund zwischen Malmö und Kopenhagen. Siemens hat im Projekt Lillgrund 48 Windenergieanlagen des Typs SWT-2.3-93 mit einer Leistung von jeweils 2,3 Megawatt (MW) installiert. Der Windpark mit einer installierten Gesamtleistung von 110 Megawatt (MW) wird vom schwedischen Energieversorger Vattenfall betrieben und wurde im Juni 2008 offiziell in Betrieb genommen. Der Offshore-Windpark Lillgrund produziert genug Strom, um 60.000 schwedische Haushalte zu versorgen.Two service personnel at the Swedish offshore wind farm Lillgrund in the Øresund between Malmö and Copenhagen. For the Lillgrund project Siemens installed 48 SWT-2.3-93 wind power systems each rated at 2.3 megawatts (MW). The wind farm with a total installed capacity of 110 MW is operated by the Swedish utility Vattenfall and officially came on line in June 2008. The Lillgrund offshore wind farm produces enough electrcity to supply 60,000 Swedish households.

Amrumbank West will use Siemens turbines when it is built

Utility E.ON has started preparatory work at the site of Germany’s Amrumbank West offshore wind farm.

E.ON is currently installing scour-protection for the foundations that will support the 288MW wind farm’s 80 3.6MW Siemens turbines.

The company is using containers of geotextile sand in the scour-protection process – used to prevent currents from displacing sand around the bases of foundations.

E.ON claims it is a pioneer of this approach, which draws on techniques used in river and coastal protection, and offers significant logistical and cost advantages.

Amrumbank West, in the German North Sea northwest of Helgoland, is due for completion in mid-2015.

Note: Amended version corrects wind farm capacity

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