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E.ON says half of foundations and first cables ready for Rödsand II offshore wind farm

E.ON Climate & Renewables has laid half of the 90 offshore wind turbine foundations and the first cables at Rödsand II between the German island of Fehmarn and the Danish island of Lolland in the Baltic Sea.

The 200 MW wind farm which will consist of 90 2.3 MW Siemens wind turbines, is planned to be connected to the grid in the autumn of 2010.

When completed, Rödsand II wind farm will be the biggest operational offshore wind farm in the E.ON Group, and it will cost around € 400 million to construct.

Frank Mastiaux, CEO of E.ON Climate & Renewables, says: “Work is going to schedule and we are making rapid progress with the expansion of our offshore wind farms. The expansion of wind power at E.ON does not conflict with other power generation technologies. In a future-proof energy mix, all energies will play a role. E.ON will invest 8 billion in renewables by 2011 and will top the 2 GW mark with renewables in 2015.”

A few weeks ago, E.ON commissioned Robin Rigg, a 180 MW wind farm off the coast of Scotland. In addition to Rödsand II, the first high-sea wind farm, Alpha Ventus, is also being constructed.

E.ON is also a partner in the world’s largest wind farm project, London Array. The 1000 MW wind farm will be built in the Thames estuary, UK.

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