INNOGY Nordsee 2 and 3 obtain approval

On August 27, 2013 the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) granted approval for the offshore wind farms Innogy Nordsee 2 and 3, initiated by the East Frisian ENOVA Group. The BSH therewith approved another 108 wind turbines. Fourty-eight wind turbines account for Innogy Nordsee 2, sixty on Innogy Nordsee 3. The project areas are part of the wind farm cluster Innogy Nordsee 1, 2, and 3, located about 40 kilometers off the island of Juist. Up to 162 wind turbines can be installed with a capacity of approximately 1,000 megawatts (MW). Innogy Nordsee 1 already received approval from the BSH in April 2012.

With this approval, Germany’s largest offshore wind farm complex is now fully developed. ENOVA initiated the project as a project developer. At the end of 2008, RWE Innogy GmbH acquired the project rights and divided the territory into three subareas. ENOVA led the development of the projects through to granting of approval. For ENOVA, this is already the sixth approval for an offshore wind farm. ENOVA here again demonstrates its position as one of the largest offshore project developers in Germany. Further projects for which ENOVA obtained approval include the offshore wind farms Delta Nordsee 1 and 2, and the recently completed wind farm RIFFGAT in the 12-mile zone.