RWE updates on offshore wind project Nordseecluster

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RWE (51 percent) and Northland Power (49 percent) have revealed the latest update on the deployment of their offshore wind project Nordseecluster.

The Nordseecluster offshore wind project consists of four offshore wind farm sites in the German North Sea, with a combined capacity of up to 1.6 GW.

Havfram Wind has been selected as the preferred supplier for the project and will transport and support the installation of a minimum of 104 Vestas offshore wind turbines, each with a capacity of 15 MW.

The Nordseecluster will be constructed in two phases.

The first phase will be consisting of two wind farms with a total capacity of 660 MW. Turbine installation at sea is expected to start in 2026, with commercial operations starting in early 2027. Of the total of 104 Vestas turbines, 44 are reserved for Nordseecluster A.

The second phase (Nordseecluster B) consisting of two wind farms will add an additional 900 MW of capacity. Commercial operation of second phase is expected to start in early 2029. For both sites, RWE and Northland Power plan to bid and exercise their step-in rights in this year’s German offshore wind auctions.

The project is expected to start commercial operations in early 2027 and will generate enough green electricity to supply the equivalent of 1,600,000 German households every year when operational in 2029.

Havfram Wind will be using its newly built NG20000X Jack-Up vessel with a 3,250-tonne crane for the project. RWE and Northland Power also jointly developed and continue to operate the existing 332 MW Nordsee One wind farm, which is located near the Nordseecluster.

The Nordseecluster will be located close to the existing 332 MW Nordsee One wind farm, which RWE and Northland Power co-developed and continue to operate jointly.

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