Vestas Signs Agreement with Vattenfall, BASF for Nordlicht Wind Projects


Vestas has secured a conditional agreement to supply 112 V236-15.0 MW wind turbines for Vattenfall’s and BASF’s Nordlicht 1 and 2 offshore wind projects, located in the German North Sea. 

The contract’s scope includes a five-year service and warranty agreement followed by an operational support agreement until year 30.

The top sections of 56 out of the project’s 112 towers are set to be made with low-emission steel, expected to result in a 16% reduction in the towers’ overall carbon footprint. The low-emission steel is fabricated using all steel scrap melted in an electric arc furnace powered by wind energy, reducing the carbon footprint by 66% compared to heavy steel plates made via a conventional steelmaking route, says the company.

“We are pleased to have signed this conditional agreement to deliver our state-of-the-art V236-15.0 MW offshore wind turbine for the Nordlicht projects,” says Vestas’ Nils de Baar.

“Vattenfall, BASF and Vestas share the ambition to rapidly expand wind projects and to decarbonize the energy market in Europe, and Nordlicht will play a crucial role in delivering Germany’s energy transition targets. Vattenfall and BASF have a lot of experience in offshore wind projects, and we are looking forward to build this project together with our partners.”

Construction at both sites is scheduled to start in 2026, with the turbines set to be installed in 2027 and 2028. The wind farms are expected to be fully operational in 2028.

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