1,000 megawatts in the sea off of Juist: Innogy Nordsee 1-3
A total of 162 wind turbines in the 6 to 10 megawatt class with a total installed capacity of 1,000 megawatts are designated for the offshore wind farm “Innogy Nordsee 1-3,” for which ENOVA has taken over approval planning. The electricity needs of about 780,000 four-person households can be met therewith. Compared to a conventional coal-fired power plant, about four million tons of CO2 emissions per year could be saved. In 2008, the project rights of this high-sea wind farm were sold to RWE Innogy GmbH. Following the sale, a division of the project into three almost equal segments took place. ENOVA, as project developer, is still responsible for the development through to approval of all three wind farm areas “Innogy Nordsee 1,” “Innogy Nordsee 2,” and “Innogy Nordsee 3.”
In early April 2012 ENOVA was able to obtain the first authorization for the RWE subsidiary. Fifty-four wind turbines are planned for the partial area “Innogy Nordsee 1.” In August 2013, the BSH (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency) issued permits for the area “Innogy Nordsee 2” and “Innogy Nordsee 3,” thereby allowing the construction of an additional 108 wind turbines. This is now the sixth approval obtained by ENOVA for offshore projects in the North Sea. “Innogy Nordsee 1-3” is roughly twice as large as the projects “Delta Nordsee 1+2,” located some 40 km to the north of the island of Juist in the same planning area. The water depths are between 26 and 34 meters.