The 80 turbines - each with a capacity of 3.6 MW and a rotor diameter of 120 meters - marks the first milestone in implementation of Germany’s second commercial offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea: EnBW Baltic 2.
Erneuerbare Energien GmbH (EnBW)'s Baltic 2 (previously Kriegers Flak) will be located approximately 32 kilometres north of the island of Rügen in the western Baltic and cover an area of approximately 27 square kilometres.
“[This deal] is an important step in the expansion of our offshore wind power business," said EnBW’s Chief Technical Officer and Member of Management Board Hans-Josef Zimmer at the contract signing: "EnBW Baltic 2 will be approximately six times bigger than EnBW Baltic 1. And this expansion will continue: EnBW is planning to build a total of four offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of approximately 1,200 megawatts in the Baltic and North Sea".
After Baltic 1, Baltic 2 is the second offshore project to be jointly implemented by EnBW and Siemens in the Baltic Sea.