Approval granted for sea cable North Sea East offshore
Important step towards realisation of the North Sea East offshore wind park: Approval granted for sea cable
Düsseldorf, Germany – The Environmental Ministry of Schleswig-Holstein has granted environmental approval for the sea cable connection required for the North Sea East (Essent Wind, Hanover) and Amrumbank West (E.On-Energy-Projects, Munich) wind park projects. With this, the realisation of Deutsche Essent¿s planned North Sea East wind park has come a significant step closer.
In conjunction with E.On-Energy-Projects, a 5 MW capacity test unit is currently under construction in Cuxhaven. This is due to enter into service shortly, supplying important data for the arrangement of offshore facilities. The North Sea East wind park will comprise a total of 80 units of this or similar types, and is due to be established in an area to the north east of Helgoland within the next five years.
Deutsche Essent GmbH
Deutsche Essent GmbH, Düsseldorf, has been operating since 2000 as a holding company for the German companies associated with the largest energy supplier in the Netherlands, Essent N.V., Arnhem. It follows a long-term growth strategy and has a 51-percent share in swb AG, Bremen. Through swb AG, the company also has shares in suppliers in Bremerhaven, Bielefeld, Gütersloh, Soltau, Greifswald, and Ahlen.
Deutsche Essent GmbH has also majority stake in KOM-STROM AG in Leipzig, through which it is further expanding its operations in the electricity sector. Deutsche Essent is also active in the natural gas market and is consolidating this business segment via novogate GmbH. novogate is a joint subsidiary of Deutsche Essent and Bayerngas GmbH. Deutsche Essent continues to maintain a gas reservoir in Epe. Deutsche Essent GmbH is responsible for wind energy operations for the complete group. With an installed load of about 480 MW, it is one of the leading wind energy operators in northwest Europe.