EON boss urges wind expansion as he launches offshore project

E.ON has officially put into operation its Amrumbank West offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

And at a ceremony in Hamburg, E.ON chief executive Johannes Teyssen said that “every energy has its time, and the time for expanding offshore wind is definitely now”.Amrumbank West offshore wind farm

The 302 MW Amrumbank West is situated 35 kilometres north of Helgoland in Germany and was built by E.ON at a cost of $1.1bn.

Referring to Amrumbank West as “technology at its best”, Teyssen added that offshore wind “will be needed if we want to achieve the targets of the [German] energy transition.”

Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz said: “Amrumbank West is another lighthouse project for wind power at sea, which must be followed by further offshore wind projects to make sure the energy industry and industrial policy potential of offshore wind is not left untapped.”

He said Hamburg and the other federal states of northern Germany were backing plans to push ahead with network infrastructure growth and the construction of further wind farms.

“Clean power is needed all over Germany and green electricity from the North Sea gives the German energy transition the necessary support.”

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