The 288 MW Amrumbank West offshore wind farm in the German North Sea has commenced operations.

E.ON started work on the €1bn project in January 2014 and is now feeding the energy generated by the first 3.6 MW turbine into an offshore transformer and converter platform.
Amrumbank West
In total, the plant will feature 80 Siemens turbines. The electricity is exported through an 85km subsea cable, which comes ashore near Büsum, about 100m northwest of Hamburg.

The Amrumbank West wind farm is expected to start commercial operations in the autumn of 2015.

With a combined capacity of over 500MW, the Amrumbank West and Humber Gateway wind farms will generate enough energy for about 470,000 homes and reduce 1.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.