Vattenfall receives right to build offshore wind power project in Germany

WCN Editorial Team 30 Sep 2022 EUROPE

Vattenfall has secured the right to build the N-7.2 offshore wind power project off the German North Sea coast.


The project is anticipated to produce fossil-free electricity to cater to the consumption of above one million German households.


As part of the tender process for building a big wind farm off the German island of Borkum on the German North Sea coast, Vattenfall informed the authorities that it is exercising right of entry to the project, thereby securing the right to build the wind farm.


Originally, this project was developed under the name of “Global Tech II” by a consortium led by Strabag.


Vattenfall purchased the project in 2016. However, under a new offshore wind tendering system, the area was auctioned out again. Vattenfall holds the right of entry to the project.


After a final investment decision is taken by Vattenfall, the 980MW wind farm could be linked to the German electricity grid in 2027.


Vattenfall offshore wind head Catrin Jung said: "This is an important milestone for us in Germany as the government aims to increase generation of electricity from offshore wind to 30 gigawatts by 2030. Vattenfall strives to contribute to this goal through this and other potential projects. Rapid expansion of renewable energy is key to permanently reducing Germany’s dependence on fossil fuels."


N-7.2 offshore wind power project will be built 85km off the island of Borkum on the German North Sea coast.


In Germany, Vattenfall operates DanTysk and Sandbank wind farms.

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Image: The offshore wind power project will be built 85km off the island of Borkum on the German North Sea coast. Credit: marliesplatvoet from Pixabay .

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