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E.ON  has opened the Kårehamn offshore wind farm near the Swedish island of Öland in the Baltic Sea.
 
The wind farm had already been connected to the grid a few weeks ago after only 19 months of construction. Kårehamn has a capacity of 48MW and costs € 120 million to build and consists of 16 Vestas V112 turbines, each with a capacity of 3MW. Kårehamn was built using the MPI Discovery, which E.ON had commissioned especially for its offshore wind farms and has exclusively chartered for the next six years. It has six jack-up legs which lift the whole 140 meter long and 40 meter wide vessel out of the water to provide a stable platform from which foundations and wind turbines can be efficiently and safely installed.
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