A lunar landscape of boulders and craters as far as the eye can see – project partners Mingas-Power, ENNI Energie & Umwelt Niederrhein (ENNI) and RAG Montan Immobilien (RMI) have officially brought the Kohlenhuck wind farm on the plateau of the Kohlenhuck mine heap in the north of Moers/Germany online. Mingas-Power, a joint venture between STEAG New Energies and RWE Power, holds a 33 % stake in these four wind turbines, each up to 190 m in height. The wind farm has an overall output of 12 MW. Around 32 m KWh of green electricity are to be generated here each year in future, corresponding to the power consumed by 9,000 households in the region. This is the third wind farm that Mingas-Power has built on a former mine dump: Kohlenhuck in Moers now joins Oberscholven in Gelsenkirchen-Buer and Lohberg in Dinslaken.
The three directors of the company founded for this specific purpose, ENNI RMI Windpark Kohlenhuck GmbH – Uwe Bruckschen (ENNI), Ulrich Porath (RMI) and Gerd Wagner (Mingas-Power) – hit the symbolic red button to put the wind turbines into operation on 8th September 2017 together with the Mayor of Moers. These three partners have invested around 20 m € in these turbines located on and in front of the former Friedrich-Heinrich mine‘s spoil tip. (STEAG/Si.)