RWE and Northland Power selects Vestas for 1.6GW offshore project

The Danish turbine manufacture has been tapped as preferred supplier for major German offshore wind project.
Photo: Mhi Vestas
Photo: Mhi Vestas

Vestas will most likely provide wind turbines for the 1.6GW offshore wind farm Nordseecluster in Germany.

Yesterday, the joint venture between RWE and Northland Power announced having selected Vestas as preferred supplier to the project.

If and when a final investment decision is made, Vestas will be charged with delivering 104 of its V236-15MW turbines. Additionally, Vestas will service the offshore wind farm through a multi-year service contract.

”We are proud to announce this preferred supplier agreement with RWE and Northland Power, two important partners, to jointly support the German energy targets and to increase the security of energy supply. Once completed, the Nordseecluster will contribute significantly to add clean electricity to the German grid,” says President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe Nils de Baar, adding:

“This agreement also shows the competitiveness of the V236-15.0MW wind turbine for projects scheduled in the second half of this decade.”

Offshore wind farm Nordseecluster is set for a two-phase construction scheme. The first phase is comprised of two offshore wind farms of a combined capacity of 660MW. Turbine installation is slated for 2026, with commercial operation to commence sometime in the beginning of 2027.

A second phase of an additional 900MW is expected to be auctioned this year.

In both cases, RWE and Northland Power holds so-called step-in rights for the areas through its joint venture.

Offshore construction work for phase two is scheduled to begin in 2028 with commercial operation to happen at some point around 2029.

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