The wind farm is being developed by a joint venture (JV) of Siemens, RWE Innogy and Stadtwerke Munchen, and comprises of 160 Siemens wind turbines with a generating capacity of 3.6MW each.

The turbines will be connected via 33kV array cables to the two new offshore substations, which are expected to be completed by June 2012.

RWE Innogy holds a 60% stake in the JV, while Stadtwerke Munchen and Siemens hold 30% and 10% interests, respectively.

Total investment for the project amounts to more than €2bn, including the grid connection to the coast.

Harland and Wolff is a British heavy industrial company, specializing in shipbuilding and offshore construction.