Wetfeet Offshore Windenergy GmbH, Wolfschlungen, on Friday presented its plans for the construction of Wetfeet Wind Park Global Tech I. The park will be located 60 nautical miles (111 km) northwest of Cuxhaven in the German North Sea.
The wind farm will consist of 80 5-MW class wind turbines by AREVA Multibrid with an installed capacity of 400 MW. The park shall produce 1.6 billion kW per hour of electricity annually, supplying one million consumers. Electricity shall be fed into the grid of E.ON AG, one of Germany’s major utilities.
Construction shall start in 2011 and end in 2012. Costs will amount to approximatelyEUR 1.3 billion. Strabag Offshore Wind GmbH, a subsidiary of Strabag AG, one of Europe’s largest construction companies, will be senior contractor responsible for production, transportation and construction of foundations as well as relocating the entire wiring.
The parent company Windreich AG, which holds the project rights to the wind park project Global Tech I, has sold 24.9% of its shares of Wetfeet GmbH to the utility Stadtwerke Munich and 24.9% to the utility HSE Darmstadt, as well as some other shares to private companies based in Southern Germany. Together with its north German project partner, Windreich remains a significant shareholder. Other permits for offshore wind parks were reported as being in the process, for the same type of configuration.