CAPTION: Picture of the lettering of the wind farm "Viking" of the Spanish energy giant Iberdrola. (picture alliance/Stefan Sauer/dpa)
The Spanish energy company Iberdrola on Monday officially launched its "Wikinger" ("Viking") offshore wind farm, located in the Baltic Sea near the German island of Ruegen.
With a capacity of 350 megawatts, "Wikinger" is the largest wind farm in Germany's Baltic Sea waters and the first Iberdrola wind farm off German shores. It can supply electricity to about 350,000 households.
According to Iberdrola, it invested around 1.4 billion euros in the construction of the wind farm, which lies about 30 kilometres north-east of Ruegen.
Wikinger is a new step in the effort to offer clean, efficient and reliable electricity, Iberdrola Business CEO Francisco Martinez Corcoles said.
The company is planning another wind farm in Germany's Baltic Sea waters called Baltic Eagle. The approval process is underway.
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