- Published: 21 August 2013 21 August 2013
E.ON has started construction of its operations and maintenance building on the North Sea island of Helgoland. E.ON will use Helgoland as an offshore operations base for its Amrumbank West offshore wind farm.
The 1,800 square metre building will provide space for offices, changing rooms and storage. Up to 50 staff working in shifts will support the operation of the Amrumbank West wind farm by boat and helicopter. The inauguration of the building is scheduled for August 2014. The building is part of an extensive conversion of the island's southern harbour. To enable use of Helgoland as a service port, new service and storage buildings as well as outdoor storage areas and jetties will be built. In the harbour area itself there will be new piers and breakwater structures. The Amrumbank West offshore wind farm is located around 35 kilometres north of the island of Helgoland. It will consist of 80 Siemens wind turbines with a rated output of 3.6MW each, generating a total of 288MW.