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On 1 September, together with Trianel and the 33 municipal utilities involved, Johannes Remmel, Minister for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, put the Trianel wind farm Borkum into operation.

The wind farm consists of 40 Areva Wind M5000-116 wind turbines and is located 45 kilometers off the coast of Borkum. It is expected that the Trianel wind farm Borkum will produce over 800 gigawatt hours of electricity, which will be sufficient to provide around 200,000 households. Trianel already has plans to extend the current wind farm with 40 wind turbines. The final decision about the extension is expected to be made in 2016.

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