The offshore wind farm Butendiek is arising in the North Sea, about 32 km west of the island of Sylt since early 2014. The project area is located within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) close to the German-Danish border. Butendiek is one of the most attractive offshore wind projects in the German North Sea due to its favourable site conditions including wind resources, a convenient water depth of 20 m and perfect soil conditions.
The Butendiek project comprises of 80 Siemens wind turbines, having a rated power of 3.6 MW, resulting in a total capacity of 288 MW. Hence, as soon as being commissioned in 2015 this wind farm will provide renewable energy for approx. 370,000 households.