RWE Secures 1.6 Gigawatts of Offshore Wind in the German North Sea


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The German Federal Network Agency announced that RWE has been awarded contracts for Nordseecluster B, encompassing the N-3.6 and N-3.5 sites situated in the German North Sea. RWE’s plan involves developing, constructing, and operating two wind farms, collectively generating 900 megawatts (MW) of power. RWE secured this 900 MW capacity without any negative bid component. RWE had previously secured rights for two wind farms within Nordseecluster A, totaling 660 MW, just last year. The company has already identified preferred suppliers for the primary components across all four sites, with an impressive combined capacity of 1.6 gigawatts.

Sven Utermöhlen, CEO RWE Offshore Wind, said, “We are driving forward the expansion of RWE’s offshore wind power fleet in Germany at full speed. Our portfolio already includes six offshore wind farms off the German coasts. This auction success at attractive conditions significantly strengthens our position. It is also a good signal for the energy transition. Every newly built wind farm increases green electricity supply, which is crucial for lower electricity prices in the long term.”

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The Nordseecluster, situated approximately 50 kilometers north of Juist Island, will be developed in two phases, Nordseecluster A and B. The initial phase, Nordseecluster A, will feature two wind farms boasting a combined capacity of 660 MW, with plans to commence operations by early 2027. Subsequently, Nordseecluster B will contribute an additional 900 MW through its two wind farms, slated to be operational starting from 2029. RWE aims to realize substantial synergies across the entire lifecycle of development, construction, and ongoing operation for all four wind farms.

The German Federal Network Agency has also conditionally granted RWE an additional location for an offshore wind farm, with a potential capacity of 630 MW. Identified as Site N-6.6, this pre-surveyed region is positioned approximately 50 kilometers northwest of the Nordseecluster. The subsequent development of the project by RWE is subject to step-in right by a separate entity.

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