The acquisition includes the rights to the offshore wind project North Sea Windpower 3 (NSWP3). Following the acquisition, the wind farm will be renamed Innogy Nordsee.
Innogy Nordsee 1 will have a capacity of 960 megawatts (MW) with between 150 and 180 wind turbines each with a 5 or 6 MW capacity. The wind farm is expected to be completed by 2011, provided approval is received before the end of 2009.
"Some 1,000 MW of wind power on the high seas - that is the largest single project RWE has undert