Published On: Sun, Apr 16th, 2017

German offshore wind auction : EnBW awarded 900MW He Dreiht offshore wind farm in German North Sea

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German offshore wind auction : has been awarded the of 900MW capacity, located nearly 85kms north of Borkum island in the according to the latest German renewable news.

This was after the Karlsruhe, Germany-based public utility company had successfully bid for the He Dreiht offshore wind farm construction during the first German offshore wind auction.

He Dreiht Offshore Wind Farm Project

Commissioning of the He Dreiht wind farm is scheduled to be around 2025 by which EnBW believes that the rapid technological developments and increased professionalism in the wind energy industry would help the upcoming German offshore wind project immensely.

There will be no EEG subsidies involved in the realization and operation of the He Dreiht offshore wind farm, said EnBW.

offshore wind farm photo

Representative image for an offshore wind farm project. Photo courtesy of xedos4/

Commenting on the company’s success in the German offshore wind auction, EnBW CEO Frank Mastiaux said: “Our bid demonstrates that integrating offshore technology into the market by the middle of the next decade is possible and that offshore wind energy can make a significant contribution towards Germany meeting its energy and climate policy targets.

“Following on from very good energy yields, offshore technology has also made a quantum leap in terms of efficiency to now qualify as a true driver of the German Energiewende.

“He Dreiht thus demonstrates our clear commitment to the further responsible and cost-efficient expansion of offshore wind energy and symbolises our contribution to the Energiewende.”

As per EnBW, the He Dreiht wind farm is expected to yield it major synergies and cost-saving results because of its proximity with two other German offshore wind farms in the North Sea.

The German electric utilities company claims that it will be in a position to realize an aggregate wind energy capacity of around 1.5GW, with the three German offshore wind farms – Hohe See, Albatros and He Dreiht operating in close proximity with each other.

EnBW further believes that the combination of its German offshore wind farms will particularly help the He Dreiht offshore wind farm to generate energy at low costs.

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