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Offshore wind farm


Facts and figures


Borgholm, Kommun near the Swedish island of Öland in the Baltic Sea

Comissioned in


Total power

48 MW

Number of turbines


Hub height

80 m


10 years of safe and reliable offshore generation

The Kårehamn Offshore Windfarm is located in the Swedish part of the Baltic Sea, approximately 7 km away from the coastal town of Kårehamn. RWE invested 120 million Euros in the construction and operation of the 48 MW wind farm, which was connected to the grid in 2013 after a construction period of 19 months. The 16 Vestas V112 turbines with a hub height of 80 metres and a capacity of 3 MW each are installed on gravity-based foundations in water depths of up to 20.5 metres. The Windfarm is operated and maintained by RWE from its operations base in the Kårehamn harbour on the island of Öland

Thanks to RWE’s dedicated Operations & Maintenance team and the excellent offshore wind conditions, the 16 turbines are reliably generating enough green electricity to supply approximately 34,000 Swedish homes or two third of the Island of Ölands consumption annually. Furthermore, the Windfarm has played a pivotal role in revitalizing the old fishing harbor in Kårehamn.