innogy’s Nordsee Ost offshore lighthouse project
Wind energy above the sea
Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm, operated by innogy, is located approximately 30 kilometres north of the island of Heligoland. Its 48 wind turbines generate sufficient climate-friendly electricity to supply approximately 320,000 households . This makes Nordsee Ost one of the largest commercial wind energy projects off the German coast. Nordsee Ost wind farm is operated and serviced from the island of Heligoland.
Approximately 50 service technicians, engineers and nautical personnel work here, because unlike onshore wind turbines those out in the open sea cannot be serviced at just any time during the day or night. High waves, wind and weather make our service technicians’ task very complex. Therefore short access routes, local partners and well-structured downstream logistics are essential requirements for operating wind farms of this type economically.
XXL turbine technology
Wind turbines are the centre pieces of any wind farm. Their rotors transform wind power into electrical energy. The wind turbines that turn in the Nordsee Ost wind farm are the largest and most powerful ones currently produced by Senvion. The dimensions are impressive: the nacelle is the size of a one-family house, the rotors swipe across an area the size of two football pitches and with a height of 160 metres a wind turbine of this type stands even taller than Cologne Cathedral.
Nordsee Ost wind farm at a glance
|Project name||Nordsee Ost wind farm|
|Location||60 kilometres to mainland shore|
|Area covered||24 square kilometres|
|Water depth||22 to 26 metres|
|Number of turbines||48 6-MW turbines by Senvion|
|Installed capacity||295 MW|