RWE Innogy starts construction of Juchen wind farm in Rhine district of Neuss
RWE Innogy is starting the construction of the Juchen wind farm in the Rhine district of Neuss in the Rhenish mining area this week. In the next six months, two wind power turbines each with an installed capacity of 3.4 megawatts (MW) are to be build up here on a recultivated site of RWE Power's Garzweiler opencast mine.
- (1888PressRelease) June 05, 2012 - Dr. Hans Bunting, CFO of RWE Innogy: "I am happy about the start of construction at Juchen. This shows that the development of renewable energy in the Rhenish mining area is progressing as planned and is supported by all the parties involved. As with the Titz wind farm before, we can again rely on close cooperation with our sister company RWE Power."
Site visit wind farm Juchen
The Mayor of the Juchen municipality, Harald Zillikens, also welcomes the project: "The wind farm is a clear signal for the need to develop renewable energy in the Juchen municipality. The site within the recultivated area is perfectly suitable for wind power generation.
RWE Innogy has developed the Juchen wind farm since 2009 together with the cooperation partner BMR Windenergie. The project is designed for a total of four wind power turbines of which two will be built and operated by BMR Windenergie. The four wind power turbines will produce up to 32,500 megawatt-hours of electricity per year, enough to supply approx. 10,000 residential households with climate-friendly energy and to avoid the equivalent of almost 25,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually versus generation in a hard coal-fired reference power plant.
The preparations are starting at Juchen this week, which will be followed by the construction of roadways. The wind farm is due to be commissioned late in 2012.
Juchen is the second onshore project to be implemented by RWE Innogy in the Rhenish mining area. The Titz wind farm in the Duren rural district is already under construction and due to be completed in the second quarter of this year. The ten wind power turbines of the REpower MM92 type are currently being installed and will have a total installed capacity of 20 megawatts.