Germany permits twentieth offshore project

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Eos Offshore's 400 MW "Hochsee Windpark he dreiht," has won a construction permit from the federal shipping office. Comprising 80 turbines, it will be sited in the North Sea, 120 kilometres off the Lower Saxony coast and 85 kilometres north of the island of Borkum in water with a depth of 37-43 metres. Eos Offshore -- a company owned jointly by German wind project developer WPD of Bremen and Innovent of Varel -- expects to build the EUR 750 million wind plant in 2010. It is the 20th project to get the go ahead in the German exclusive economic zone of the North and Baltic Seas, bringing total permitted offshore capacity to 6.6 GW.

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