Meerwind Project
  • 400 MW Offshore wind farm
  • Located in the German North Sea
  • Estimated Investment Euro 1,3 billion
  • Saving approximately 1,4 million tons of CO2 annually
The Meerwind Offshore Wind Project

The Meerwind offshore wind farm is a 400 MW project located in the German Bight in the North Sea 23 km north of the island of Helgoland. The wind farm will consist of 80 wind turbines with a power output of 5 MW each. All turbines will be connected to a farm internal transformer platform to which the grid connection will be installed.

The Meerwind location is one of the most promising in the emerging offshore wind business in Germany. The main advantages of the location are the combination of best offshore wind conditions with convenient water depth of 22 m to 26 m and the nearby island Helgoland to be used as a maintenance base.

Based on the German Renewable Energy Laws, the risks for the project are minimized as the feed-in tariff is fixed for the first 13 years and the grid operator is responsible for the grid connection both to and at shore.

Construction is expected to start in 2012. Start of full commercial operation is planned by the end of 2013. Meerwind is expected to be one of the first commercial offshore wind farm projects in operation in Germany.

Jens Assheuer
Managing Director of WindMW GmbH

WindMW GmbH
Barkhausenstra�e 4
27568 Bremerhaven