After exercising its right of first refusal, Vattenfall gets the job to build the N-6.6 offshore wind project off the German North Sea coast. Together with the N-7.2 project located in the same area, the two wind farms are expected to produce fossil-free electricity covering the consumption of more than 1.7 million German households each year.
As part of the bidding process to build a large wind farm on the island of Borkum off the German North Sea coast, Vattenfall has informed German authorities that it will exercise the right of first refusal for the project and thereby obtain the right to develop it. And set up a windmill.
The project, also known as “Nordlicht II”, will have an output of 630 MW when fully developed. In September 2022, Vattenfall exercised its rights for another project in the same area, N-7.2 or “Nordlicht I”. With a combined installed capacity of 1.6 GW, the two wind farms can produce enough electricity for the consumption of more than 1.7 million German households annually.
After Vattenfall’s final investment decision, the connection of “Nordlicht I” and “Nordlicht II” is expected to take place in 2027 and 2028, respectively.
– These projects are milestones for enabling fossil-free living. They could lead to a permanent reduction in Germany’s dependence on fossil fuels. Offshore wind energy can also play an important role in transitioning some key industries to more climate-friendly production. Within the framework of the partnership, we want to support that change, says Helene Biström, head of the Wind business area at Vattenfall.
Facts about Wind Power Project N-6.6:
- The project was originally developed under the name “Atlantis”. Vattenfall bought the project in 2017, but in connection with the transition to a new procurement system for offshore wind power, the area is now up for auction again. Vattenfall owns the so-called development rights to this project.
- The project is located 85 kilometers off the island of Borgum on the German North Sea coast.
- Vattenfall operates onshore and offshore wind farms in its markets with a total installed capacity of approximately 5.0 GW and an annual electricity production of 12.6 TWh. In Germany, Vattenfall operates the “DanTysk” and “Sandbank” wind farms.
For more information contact:
Johan Senneroe, Press Secretary, Vattenfall +46 73 046 40 45 [email protected]
Vattenfall Press Department, +46 8 739 5010 [email protected]
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