The Butendiek offshore wind project in the German North Sea is a step closer to ...

The Butendiek offshore wind project in the German North Sea is a step closer to materialisation following an agreement between Airtricity - the renewable energy division of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) - and Siemens Energy. The project will consist of 140 3.6 MW turbines and will have a total capacity of 288MW. It is due to be commissioned in 2012 and will have a feed-in tariff of 15 Eurocents per kWh. The site is located 34 km off the island of Sylt, with a water depth of 20 m. The German Government has set a target of 25 GW of offshore wind capacity by the year 2030. Meanwhile, successful Environmental Impact and Marine Navigation Safety Risk Assessments have been completed for Hong Kong’s first proposed offshore wind farm. BMT Asia Pacific carried out the assessments for the site, located in the South China Sea 10 km east of Hong Kong, which will support 67 turbines over an area of 16 square kilometres.

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