The North Sea wind farm Global Tech I officially started operations. With 400 megawatts, it is the largest German offshore wind farm to go fully on stream this year. To date, there is only one other wind farm in Germany with an equal capacity, while at 140 kilometres from its base for logistics in Emden, Global Tech I is the most distant wind farm from the German coast.
Green Energies for 445,000 Households
Global Tech I operates 80 turbines of the 5-megawatt class and so provides an installed maximum output of 400 megawatts. The North Sea power station thus supplies the equivalent of around 445,000 average households with electricity generated from wind, thereby representing an important contribution to an environmentally sound supply of energy and the attainment of climate targets. The annual savings of CO2 amount to 1.2 million tonnes compared to traditional coal-fired power stations.
Olaf Scholz, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg: “Global Tech I is an example of excellent cooperation. The project was planned, financed and realized by a team that spans state and national borders. From Bremen they service the turbines, which is also where they were manufactured, the grid connection makes its landfall in Lower Saxony and those responsible for operation and management of the wind farm are based here in Hamburg.”
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