Plans for German Baltic offshore wind plant expand

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German Wind developer Umweltkontor Renewable Energy has expanded plans for its Adlergrund offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, north east of Rügen island. The area earmarked for the wind station has been expanded from 40 to 60 square kilometres. This should allow the installation of about 155 turbines, whereas original plans called for 69 (Windpower Monthly, December 2000). The total capacity of the project is now 540 MW, the company says, and investment is estimated to reach DEM 3 billion. The company plans to use 3.5 MW machines with rotor blade diameters of about 100 metres. An application for planning consent was lodged with the federal shipping office in Hamburg in January.

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