A British company has been picked as a partner in an 80 turbine wind farm in Germany, it was announced this week. Cambridgeshire-based cable firm JDR said it was selected by German developer WindMW as a partner for the Meerwind Offshore Windfarm.
Built 23km north of the island of Helgoland in the North Sea, the project is due to be complete by 2013 and will generate 288 megawatts of electricity.
Andrew Norman, CEO of JDR said: “This is JDR’s first wind energy project in Germany and we are very pleased to have been selected by WindMW as a partner for this very important project.”
The news gives a timely boost to British energy exports, just a week after a London summit where Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Energy Secretary Ed Davey hailed the importance of foreign investment in the UK’s energy sector.