German energy group EnBW Energie Baden-Wrttemberg has agreed to sell a 49.9% stake in the nearly 500 MW Hohe See offshore wind project to Canadian energy infrastructure company Enbridge; EnBW will retain the remaining 50.1%. Both partners will jointly finance the implementation of the offshore wind farm from construction through to commissioning. Total investment is estimated at 1.8bn.
The Hohe See wind project, located in the "exclusive economic zone" of the North Sea (around 90 km north of Borkum and 100 km northwest of Helgoland) is now entering the construction phase. The project will feature 71 wind turbines provided by Siemens, for a total capacity of 497 MW. When commissioned in late 2019, the project will generate around 2 TWh/year.
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