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November 24, 2021

Meerwind, Germany

By Carmen

Meerwind is a 288MW offshore wind power project. The project is located in North Sea, Germany. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in November 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Offshore 288 288 Active Germany WindMW

Description

The project was developed by WindMW. China Three Gorges and Windland Energieerzeugungs are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 80% and 20% respectively.

The wind turbines in the Meerwind Phase I are installed on fixed foundations. An array of monopile foundations feature in the phase.

The wind turbines in the Meerwind Phase II are installed on fixed foundations. An array of monopile foundations feature in the phase.

The project generates 1,000,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 360,000 households, offsetting 1,000,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $1,618.88m.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in November 2014.

Contractors Involved

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The project consists of 80 units of SWT-3.6-120 turbines, each with 3.6MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2014, for a period of 5 years.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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