Germany-based EnBW has launched a 48.3MW wind facility in the Baltic Sea.

The Baltic 1 wind park is located 16km north of the Darss/Zingst peninsula and has started feeding power into the national grid.

Engineering firm Siemens, delivered the turbines for the wind facility which can supply electricity to 50,000 households and supplement the nation’s renewable energy needs.

The project is in line with government’s plan to have 10,000 MW of offshore wind power capacity installed by 2020 to boost production offshore.

EnBW said it will also begin work on the 288 MW Baltic Sea offshore unit called Baltic 2, next year.