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Baltic 2 on course for 2014 commissioning

EnBW's second offshore project progressing well

The second offshore wind station to form part of German energy firm EnBW’s portfolio of renewable energy assets remains on schedule. Commissioning of the 288MW Baltic 2 project is anticipated for 2014, a spokesperson told Windpower Offshore today.

Doubts about the Baltic 2 project schedule were prompted by the release of EnBW’s first half (H1) year results for the period January-June. In it, EnBW cites the risk of delays and cost overruns during construction of Baltic 2 as amongst its "strategic risks". The company is obliged to list such risks when updating shareholders.

Construction of Baltic 2’s marine transformer station began last November and is due for completion at the end of the year. Key contractors are Alstom Grid for electrics and WeserWind for steel construction.

The wind station’s foundations are in production, with installation planned for next year. Hochtief Construction and the DEME group will supply and install foundations. They have also been awarded the job of managing logistics for the installation of 80 towers and Siemens 3.6MW turbines.

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