has received approval to increase the capacity of its Kaskasi
offshore wind farm, located 33km off the coast of Heligoland in the German
North Sea. The German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has authorised
an additional 17 MW of offshore wind capacity to be connected via transmission
system NOR-4-2 for pilot wind turbines.
Innogy was originally awarded the rights to develop the project in the
second German offshore wind auction in 2018 with a connection capacity
of 325 MW. It then applied for approval of the 17 MW expansion in July
2019. The company hopes to install 38 SGRE
turbines with a rated capacity of 8.6 MW and power boost potential to 9
MW. Each turbine will have a rotor diameter of 167m and a hub height of
The project will include the installation of several pilot turbines with
innovations such as “Vibro & Self Expanding pile shoe”, “slotted
monopiles”, and “collared monopiles”. Innogy currently owns 100% of
the project but is reviewing options regarding the future ownership structure.
Financial Close is expected later this year, with offshore construction
in 2021 and commissioning in 2022.
Innogy recently started installation at the Triton
wind farm, 32km off the Lincolnshire coast. The wind farm will feature
turbines mounted on monopile foundations and connected by over 100km of
cabling. The wind farm is expected to produce first power in 2021.
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