Successful cooperation: offshore wind farms Delta 1 + 2

Status: approved! The plannings of the offshore wind farms “Delta Nordsee 1 + 2” began in 2001. The relevant authority, the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), has already approved them. With “Delta Nordsee 1”, 48 wind turbines were initially planned. Subsequently, the project area “Delta North Sea 2” supplemented a further 32 turbines. The permits for the two wind farm areas were granted in February 2005 (“Delta Nordsee 1”) and August 2009 (“Delta Nordsee 2”).

A total of 80 wind turbines have been approved with a total capacity of 480 megawatts (MW). Approximately 400,000 four-person households can thereby be supplied with clean electricity. The proposed wind farm sites are located in the Federal Republic of Germany’s “Exclusive Economic Zone” (EEZ), about 40 kilometers off of the North Sea island of Juist. The water depths in this area are between 30 and 35 meters.

A subsidiary of E.ON AG took over the project rights of the capital-intensive projects in 2006. It will implement offshore wind farms in the coming years.

» Possible total output: 480 MW » Number of possible turbines: 80 WEA » Distance to coast: 40 km from Juist » Water depth: 30-35 meters » Status: approved » 4-person households: 400,000