Energiekontor sells Nordergründe

Thursday, 12 September, 2013 - 10:00
Photo: Energiekontor

In a surprising move, the German company Energiekontor AG from Bremen has sold the planned offshore wind farm Nordergründe to a subsidiary of wpd Offshore GmbH. wpd Offshore GmbH belongs to the Bremen project developer wpd AG.

Eighteen wind turbines of the type Repower 6M are to be installed at the nearshore location Nordergründe, which is located in the North Sea at the estuary of the Jade and Weser. The wind farm, which will have a total capacity of 110.7 MW, has already been approved, and the unconditional commitment for the grid connection has been given by the transmission system operator TenneT. The construction of the onshore grid route is largely complete.

For Energiekontor, the bottom line of the Nordergründe project is a loss: Taking into account the development and start-up costs for the project accrued since 1999, the sale results in a loss of 2 to 3 million euros. Energiekontor originally wanted to build and operate the offshore wind farm itself, but the planned start of construction got further and further behind schedule. Following an agreement with BUND, it was assumed that Nordergründe could be commissioned in 2013. According to recent estimates, construction and commissioning of the wind farm should be completed in 2016. Despite the loss, the Board of Directors of Energiekontor AG is expecting a positive annual and consolidated earnings result, thanks to the company's other projects. It should be significantly higher than the previous year.

Bodo Höche

Similar Entries

Only one year after the successful commissioning of Taiwan’s pioneering Formosa 1 Phase 1 offshore wind power plant, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been contracted to supply an additional 120 MW of capacity for Formosa 1 Phase 2. The contracts signed today are subject to the joint venture’s final investment decision and financial close, which are expected later this year. In addition to the turbine supply agreement, a 15-year Full service agreement is also signed and includes the provision of spare parts and tools to help ensure the reliability and optimal performance of the turbines. The installation of the 20 SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines will start in 2019. They will expand the total capacity of Formosa 1 wind power plant to 128 MW.

The innovative 28 MW offshore wind power project located in the waters of North-western Denmark is fully operational, producing power for customers Nissum Bredning Vindmøllelaug and Jysk Energi since early 2018.

Bay State Wind, the 50-50 partnership between Ørsted and Eversource announced it has entered into an agreement with EEW to open and staff a Massachusetts facility to manufacture offshore wind components. Bay State Wind and EEW will collaborate with Gulf Island Fabrication. The collaboration will deploy new and specialized steel manufacturing capabilities that are not currently utilized in the U.S. Together, these companies create an industry-leading force that will build a renewable energy supply chain in Massachusetts, resulting in local job creation and state-wide economic benefits.

Schaeffler and ZF use jointly developed expert models to analyze and predict the condition of wind turbine gearboxes based on the actual loads that occur during operation

ZF Friedrichshafen and Schaeffler are collaborating to develop new solutions for predicting the operating life of wind turbine gearbox components based on the actual loads that occur during operation. Since September, the first wind turbine gearboxes equipped with sensors and condition monitoring systems have been supplying operating data to a cloud-to-cloud solution to enable this to happen.

 
 

Contact