With more than 170 years of experience, Iberdrola is one of the world’s biggest electricity suppliers today. The facilities operated by the company produce altogether more than 45,000 megawatts and supply energy to around 100 million people worldwide. The focus lies on renewable energies – the wind business currently amounts to about 16,000 megawatts (as of 31.12.2017). This makes Iberdrola one of the leading companies of the global wind energy industry.
Wikinger is Iberdrola’s first offshore wind farm in Germany. The project in the German Baltic Sea was built for circa 1.4 billion Euros. Of the investment sum, over 50 percent went and still got to German companies and subcontractors. The construction created up to 1,000 qualified jobs in Germany alone.
Since its launch at the end of 2017, Wikinger is delivering energy for more than 350,000 German households and meanwhile saves approximately 600,000 tons of CO2 per year. Around 100 direct and indirect local long-term jobs are connected to the wind park’s 20-year operation.