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E.ON has started construction of its operations and maintenance building on the North Sea island of Helgoland, which the company will use as an offshore operations base for its Amrumbank West offshore wind farm.

The 1,800 square-meter building will provide space for offices, changing rooms and storage. Up to 50 staff members working in shifts will support the operation of the Amrumbank West wind farm by boat and helicopter. The inauguration of the building is scheduled for August 2014.

"Helgoland is very conveniently located and therefore an ideal maintenance base for our offshore wind farm - that way we don't have to have a hotel ship or a manned offshore platform next to the wind turbines,” says Dominik Schwegmann, the Amrumbank West project manager. “We are planning to be on Helgoland for the long term. The lease for the land has an initial term of 28 years. We are pleased that the island will benefit so much from this infrastructure upgrade."

The Amrumbank West offshore wind farm will consist of 80 Siemens wind turbines with a rated output of 3.6 MW each, generating a total of 288 MW. E.ON says construction is now under way, with completion and commissioning scheduled for spring 2015.





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