- Published: 24 November 2009 24 November 2009
Germany's first offshore wind park, alpha ventus, is complete. On November 16 the consortium of EWE, E.ON and Vattenfall, the German Offshore Test Field and Infrastructure GmbH (DOTI), has successfully built its twelfth and last wind turbine in Germany's North Sea, 45 kilometres north of Borkum island.
The entire time required to complete all twelve turbines was just under seven months. The sums invested by EWE, E.ON and Vattenfall for this pioneer project amount to € 250 million. During peak construction of alpha ventus in summer 2009, around 350 people and up to 25 different ships were simultaneously at work on site.