RWE to build 1.6 GW wind farms off German North Sea coast

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Energy major RWE has decided to build wind farms with capacity of 1.6 GW off German North Sea coast.

RWE did not reveal the size of its investment in its Nordseecluster offshore wind projects. RWE will build the wind farms in the North Sea, about 50 kilometres north of the island of Juist. RWE has selected main suppliers of the main components for the cluster as a whole. These wind farms will generate around 6.5 terawatt hours of green electricity per year.

Sven Utermohlen, CEO of RWE Offshore Wind, said: “Our portfolio already includes six offshore wind farms off Germany’s coastlines. The Nordseecluster will add two more. This sends out a good signal for the energy transition in Germany and for RWE.”

RWE is building the Nordseecluster in two phases – Nordseecluster A and B. Nordseecluster A has a total capacity of 660 MW. Manufacturing of some key components has already started. Construction at sea is scheduled to begin next year. By the beginning of 2027, all 44 wind turbines will be connected to the grid. Nordseecluster B will add a further 900 MW of capacity. The 60 turbines are scheduled to start commercial operation from the beginning of 2029.

RWE says it does not have to make any lease payments to the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) for the Nordseecluster sites. The size of the cluster will provide synergy effects for RWE in the construction and subsequent operation of the wind farms.

RWE will use the green electricity generated from the wind farms to support its industrial customers on the path to decarbonisation with customised energy solutions. These customers increasingly include operators of AI data centres.

Globally, RWE is one of the leading players in offshore wind. In the past 20 years, the company has put 19 offshore wind farms into operation, including six off the German coast. RWE has set itself the goal of tripling its global offshore wind capacity from the current 3.3 GW to 10 GW in 2030.


RWE has selected leading supply chain partners to implement its Nordseecluster: Atlantique Offshore Energy, the marine energy business unit of French company Chantiers de l’Atlantique, is the supplier for two electrical offshore substations.

RWE has selected Hellenic Cables for the cable manufacturing. The monopile foundations for the wind turbines will be manufactured and delivered by Dajin Offshore and installed offshore by the Dutch company Van Oord.

RWE has selected Vestas to deliver a minimum of 104 offshore wind turbines (Type: V236-15.0 MW), with a capacity of 15 MW each.

The Norwegian company Havfram Wind will transport and support the installation of the turbines, which is expected to start in 2026 for Nordseecluster A, with commercial operation launching in early 2027.

Turbine installation works for Nordseecluster B are scheduled to begin in 2028 with commercial operation to start at the beginning of 2029.

Baburajan Kizhakedath

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