The foundation for the first turbine was laid recently on the sea bed at a depth of around 15 meters. The foundations for the total of 25 turbines should be completed within the next three months, the company said. RWE Innogy is investing E280 million in constructing this wind farm.

For each of the turbines, a 40 meter long cylindrical steel tube with a diameter of almost five meters will be driven around 25 meters into the sea bed from a specially designed vessel.

The offshore wind farm Rhyl Flats is scheduled for grid connection in 2009. From then on, the 25 3.6MW category turbines will generate electricity for around 61,000 households and annually save approximately 250,000 tonnes of CO2.