E.ON starts building 288MW wind farm in the North Sea

Energy company E.ON has started the construction of a 288MW wind project in the North Sea. It installed the first foundation of the €1 billion (£0.8bn) Amrumbank West offshore wind […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Energy company E.ON has started the construction of a 288MW wind project in the North Sea.

It installed the first foundation of the €1 billion (£0.8bn) Amrumbank West offshore wind farm, which will consist of 80 turbines – enough to power around 300,000 households.

The project is also expected to cut more than 740,000 metric tons of carbon emissions every year.

Eckhardt Rümmler, CEO of E.ON Climate & Renewables said: “We’re drawing on all the expertise we’ve gathered from our offshore facilities in the United Kingdom and Scandinavia… Offshore wind is on the road to becoming a reliable and cost-effective source of electricity.”

The wind farm is scheduled to be completed and enter service in summer 2015. Since 2006, E.ON claims to have invested just under €9 billion (£7.5bn) in renewables.