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Germany’s federal maritime and hydrographic company, the BSH, has authorised three North Sea sites for future offshore wind growth.
The three sites in Germany’s unique financial zone could support 1,880 MW of offshore wind capability, the federal government company believes.
They could be tendered between 2022 and 2023, with wind farms coming on-line in 2027 and 2028.
The BSH revealed particulars of the three sites within the nation’s federal legislation gazette this week.
BSH president Karin Kammann-Klippstein mentioned the three sites could assist Germany meet its “ambitious expansion goals for offshore wind energy”. Germany’s new coalition authorities just lately boosted the nation’s offshore wind targets to 30GW by 2030 and 70GW by 2045.
Germany’s federal community company (Bundesnetzagentur) requires sites’ suitability to be decided earlier than auctioning wind farms. The BSH needed to think about safety of the marine setting, particularly marine mammals and seabirds, and delivery pursuits when approving the sites.
Germany has practically 7.7GW of operational offshore wind capability, in keeping with Windpower Intelligence, the analysis and knowledge division of Windpower Monthly.