E.ON has revealed plans to build a large offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The facility will be built roughly 40 kilometers to the northwest of the East Frisian island of Juist.

The endeavor will see the German energy firm taking over the Offshore Wind Park Delta North Sea project from the Enova Group. The planned location has already received the green light from the Bundesamt fur Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH – the German Federal Agency of Maritime Shipping and Hydrography).

During the first phase, E.ON will install 80 wind turbines, each rated at more than 3.5MW. Building and operating permits have already been obtained for 48 turbines, and applications have been filed for another 32 turbines.

According to E.ON, the project will aid the company to achieve its goal of installing 500MW of wind turbine power off Germany’s shore by 2011.