The island of Helgoland is located 30 kilometres from the coast, giving Schleswig-Holstein a natural offshore harbour. Helicopters fly to the offshore wind farms off the Schleswig-Holstein coast from the towns of Büsum, Husum and St. Peter-Ording. The offshore industry in Schleswig-Holstein is primarily comprised of business in the logistics and port management, suppliers, training and retraining, research, planning, financing, insurance and legal sectors. Thanks to the Kiel Canal, Schleswig-Holstein is an attractive base for businesses active on both the Baltic and North Sea.
Off the Schleswig-Holstein coast lies the Helgoland Cluster with the wind farm projects Amrumbank West (Operated
by EON with 80 turbines, 288 MW), Meerwind Süd/ Ost (Operated by WindMW with 80
turbines, 288 MW) and Nordsee Ost (Operated by RWE with 48 turbines, 295 MW). The
Sylt Cluster comprises the offshore
wind farms Butendiek (Operated by wpd with 80 turbinens, 288 MW), DanTysk and
Sandbank (Operated by Vattenfall 80 turbines and Stadtwerke München with 72 turbines, each 288 MW).
Schleswig-Holstein thus provides 1.8 gigawatts of the capacity installed at sea in Germany.