Construction of the 80-turbine project, which began in 2012, has been completed as per schedule within 18 months.

WindMW has completed installation of Meerwind’s 3,500-tonne offshore converter substation.

WindMW CEO Jens Assheuer said, "I would like to thank the project’s investors, staff, suppliers and other stakeholders for their significant commitment and support.

"The completion of the project on schedule and at the highest quality standards is a result of the contributions of all parties involved."

The offshore project will generate enough clean power to service around 360,000 households and will help the nation eliminate approximately one million tons of carbon emissions annually.

Blackstone senior managing director Sean Klimczak said, "We are very pleased to have reached this important project milestone, bringing Germany one step closer to meeting its green energy targets.

"Together with our partners, we would like to thank our suppliers and their hard-working teams for their efforts to make our project vision a reality."

WindMW said that Meerwind was the first German offshore wind project to be fully financed by private investors, and a total of €1.2bn was invested in the project.

Image: WindMW completes construction of Germany’s Meerwind offshore project. Photo: Courtesy of xedos4 /