Vattenfall awarded German offshore wind project.

By: Mark Casey

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14/09/2023 Vattenfall
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Vattenfall has obtained the right to develop the N-6.6 offshore wind power project off the German North Sea coast after having exercised its right of entry.

Together with the project N-7.2 in the same area, the two projects are expected to generate fossil-free electricity corresponding to the consumption of more than 1.7 million German households.

As part of the tender process for the construction of a large wind farm off the German island of Borkum in the German North Sea coast,

Vattenfall has informed German authority that it is exercising right of entry to the project, thereby obtaining the right to develop and construct the wind farm.

The project, called “Nordlicht II”, will have an output of 630 MW.

In Sept 2022, Vattenfall exercised its right of entry for another project, located in the same area, the N-7.2 or “Nordlicht I”. They will provide a combined installed capacity of 1.610 GW.


Following a final investment decision by Vattenfall, “Nordlicht I” can be connected to the German electricity grid sometime in 2027 and “Nordlicht II” in 2028."

These projects are milestones on the path to enable fossil freedom. They will lead to a permanent reduction in Germany's dependence on fossil fuels. In addition, 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, says Helene Biström, Head of BA Wind at Vattenfall.

The project is located 85 kilometres off the island of Borkum 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 annual electricity generation of 12.6 TWh.

In Germany, Vattenfall also operates the “DanTysk” and “Sandbank” wind farms
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