EnBW Launches 48.3MW Wind Park in Baltic Sea

3 May 2011 (Last Updated May 3rd, 2011 18:30)

German energy business EnBW has launched a 48.3MW wind facility in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic 1 wind park is located 16km north of the German Darss/Zingst peninsula and has started feeding power into the national grid. Engineering firm Siemens delivered the turbines for the

German energy business EnBW has launched a 48.3MW wind facility in the Baltic Sea.

The Baltic 1 wind park is located 16km north of the German Darss/Zingst peninsula and has started feeding power into the national grid.

Engineering firm Siemens delivered the turbines for the wind facility, which can supply electricity to 50,000 households and supplement the nation's renewable energy needs.

The project is in line with the German government's plans to have 10,000MW of offshore wind power capacity installed by 2020 to boost production offshore.

EnBW said it will also begin work on a 288MW Baltic Sea offshore unit, called Baltic 2, next year.