Germany to build first wind energy station in high sea

Nov 09, 2001 01:00 AM

German authorities approved a project to build the world's first wind-propelled electricity power station in the high sea. The Federal Bureau for Sea Shipping and Hydrography said that the project approved would be located in the North Sea 45 km off the island of Borkum, which is under the administration of the Niedersachsen state.

The location is outside the 12 sea mile sovereign zone of Germany and will be fasted by steel structure in the 30 meter deep water. Prokon Nord, a Niedersachsen company, will invest DEM 250 to 280 mm ($ 125 to 140 mm) in constructing 12 wind propellers for the first phase of the project which is expected to go into production from 2003.
The whole project will cost Prokon Nord DEM 3 bn ($ 1.5 bn) and will involve 208 wind propellers, generating 1,000 MW of electricity.

Source: Xinhua
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