RWE to Develop More Offshore Wind in German North Sea


German multinational energy company RWE recently prevailed at auction and was granted awards for Nordseecluster B. RWE intends to develop, build and operate two wind farms with a total capacity of 900 MW at those sites (N-3.6 and N-3.5) in the German North Sea.

Last year, the company secured the rights for two wind farms in Nordseecluster A, with a total capacity of 660 MW.

Preferred suppliers of the main components have already been selected for all four sites, with a total capacity of 1.6 GW.

“Our portfolio already includes six offshore wind farms off the German coasts,” says Sven Utermohlen, CEO, RWE Offshore Wind. “This auction success at 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.”

The Nordseecluster, located about 30 miles north of the island of Juist, will be constructed in two phases: Nordseecluster A and B. The two wind farms of Nordseecluster A, with a total capacity of 660 MW, are to become operational as early as the beginning of 2027. The two wind farms of Nordseecluster B will supply a further 900 MW and are scheduled to start operation in 2029. Due to the size of the Nordseecluster, RWE intends to achieve considerable synergy effects in the development, construction and subsequent operation of the four wind farms.

RWE also won a provisional award for another site to build an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 630 MW. Site N-6.6 is a pre-investigated area located around 30 miles northwest of the Nordseecluster. The further development of the project by RWE is still subject to the exercise of the step-in right by another company.

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