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OWP Albatros - undeveloped area Offshore Wind Farm

20 Apr 2017: Analyst view for 2018 auction: Following on from the 2017 allocation, 2679MW of connections are available in the North Sea and 785MW in the Baltic. Between these two seas a maximum of 1610MW will be auctioned (1550 plus the remaining 60MW from the 2017 auction), with a carveout of 500MW reserved for Baltic Sea projects. Therefore 1110MW remains for the North Sea. Around 5.5GW of projects are available to compete, although it is not expected that all Baltic Sea projects will do so under their current ownership. The key driver for zero-bids outlined by both winners in the 2017 auction are a late delivery (2024 or greater) and the associated technological advances this brings, and economies of scale. Site conditions (assumed to mean wind speed) was also mentioned by DONG. Considering these three factors – 2024 or greater delivery, economies of scale, and wind resource, a simple analysis of the remaining North Sea Projects is possible. It is assumed that He Dreiht will not bid in 2018 having already won with a significant bid, and Gode Wind 03 will not bid for further capacity in the auction due to a high density of 27.4MW/m2 following the first auction. The allocation of 900MW to He Dreiht means there is no longer any available capacity in Cluster 7 and therefore Vattenfall’s Global Tech 2 and EnBW’s OWP Albatros (not to be confused with ENBW’s Albatros also known as Hohe See Extension) must also be excluded. Vattenfall’s Atlantis I can technically bid for 14.4MW remaining in Cluster 6 but this is unlikely to be viable and is therefore excluded from consideration also.
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