RWE Innogy has been granted permission from the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency to begin the construction of the €3bn Innogy Nordsee 1 offshore wind farm off the coast of Germany.

Dr Fritz Vahrenholt
RWE Innogy chief executive officer Professor Fritz Vahrenholt said, “The first permit for our Innogy Nordsee 1 offshore wind farm is an important milestone for us which we have been pursuing for about three years.”

Nordsee 1 will see the installation of 54 wind turbines and, together with Nordsee 2 and Innogy Nordsee 3 wind farms, some 160 wind turbines with a capacity of about 1000 MW capacity are to be installed on a 100km² area in the next few years.

RWE Innogy said the permits for Nordsee 2 and 3 are expected shortly.

The tendering process for the key components of the first development stage such as turbines, foundations, cables and substation began in 2011 and is still ongoing.

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