GERMANY: Permit revision granted for offshore Albatros

Fri Feb 17 2017, 12:23 PM

Project capacity reduced to 112MW

Project company EnBW Albatros Gmbh has been granted a revision of the 2011 permit for its Albatros project in the North Sea as well as the 2012 permit for the Albatros Testfield project. The revised permit - open for public inspection until 2 March 2017 - involves a sharp reduction in capacity to 112MW on a 10 square kilometre area from the originally permitted 395MW on a 62 square kilometre area. The revised permit for Albatros allows for 16 turbines with rotor diameter 154m, hub height 105m, overall height 182m, and nominal capacity 7MW on monopile foundations with maximum diameter of 8m and scour protection with 36m diameter. In addition to its own substation, the 112MW wind farm is to have a cable cross-connection to the EnBW Hohe See offshore project. The capacity had to be reduced to bring it into line with the grid capacity allocation for the project. EnBW Albatros is to be connected to the onshore transmission netwoirk via the HVDC BorWin beta converter station and the BorWin2 cable link.