Vattenfall set to develop 630 MW offshore wind farm in Germany

Sweden’s Vattenfall has obtained the right to develop the N-6.6 offshore wind power project off the German North Sea coast.

The German Federal Network Agency provisionally awarded N-6.6 to RWE, but Vattenfall took over the project after exercising its right of entry. The company did so with the N-7.2 project – otherwise known as Nordlicht I – as well, taking it from RWE last year.

The two projects are expected to generate fossil-free electricity corresponding to the consumption of more than 1.7m German households.

The N-6.6 project, named Nordlicht II, when fully developed will have an output of 630 MW. When combined, Nordlicht I and Nordlicht II – both located in the same area – will have a combined installed capacity of 1.6 GW.

Following a final investment decision by Vattenfall, Nordlicht I will be connected to the German electricity grid sometime in 2027 while Nordlicht II will be connected in 2028.

Nordlicht II was originally developed under the name Atlantis I. Vattenfall acquired the project in 2017, but when a new offshore wind tendering system was put into place, the area was auctioned out again. The project is located 85 kilometres off the island of Borkum on the German North Sea coast.

“Offshore wind energy can make an important contribution to the conversion to a more climate-friendly production in some key industries. Within the framework of partnerships, we want to support that conversion,” said Helene Biström, head of BA Wind at Vattenfall.

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