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RWE secures awards in Germany’s offshore tenders



RWE has been granted awards in the offshore tenders by Germany's Federal Network Agency.

As per the announcement, it was granted for Nordseecluster B in the tender, whose bidding deadline was 1st August this month.

According to the company, RWE plans to develop, build and operate two wind farms with a total capacity of 900MW. It will be in the N-3.6 and N-3.5 sites in the German North Sea.

As per the local reports, for N-6.6, RWE Renewables Offshore HoldCo Four secured the contract, while Vattenfall Nordlicht II Offshore Wind received a right of entry. Likewise, Waterkant Energy secured the contract for N-6.7.

The agency had opened up tenders for four areas in the North Sea with a total capacity of 1.8GW. The bidding process was carried out with qualitative criteria.

It has been informed that the commissioning of the wind farms is likely for 2028. Then, “the electricity cost reduction component is to be paid to the transmission system operator obliged to connect in constant annual instalments over a period of 20 years,” a local report mentioned.

As per the authorities, around 90% of the proceeds from the tenders will go to reduce electricity costs.

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