18 Jul E.ON to create jobs in Arkona wind farm with $1.3b investment
Germany’s E.ON (ETR:EOAN) has announced it will create jobs in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania for the construction of the Arkona offshore wind farm with an investment of US$1.3 billion.
The project with a capacity of 385MW, will be located 35 kilometres northeast of the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea, Germany.
Norway’s Statoil has a 50% share in the project.
E.ON expects as many companies as possible from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to participate and operate the Arkona wind farm.
More than 170 representatives of companies in the area are using the platform to network with E.ON and principal contractors.
Sven Utermöhlen, head of E.ON’s renewable energy projects said: “We are pursuing ambitious goals aimed at producing renewable energy and in particular offshore wind energy at as low a cost to our customers as possible. We are happy to see companies in the area apply their ideas and know-how to a major project like Arkona.”
Arkona is scheduled to be fully operational in 2019.