German Airport Operator Seeks Offshore Wind Power

German transport company Fraport AG plans to procure electricity generated at wind farms selected in Germany’s last two offshore wind auctions.

Fraport AG, the operator of the Frankfurt Airport in Frankfurt am Main, intends to sign one or more power purchase agreements (PPAs) with offshore wind farm operators.

The company seeks to procure around 350 GWh of electricity per year, which corresponds to a peak capacity of around 85 MW, the company said.

In order to participate in this procurement, the bidders must demonstrate that they were successful in either or both of Germany’s last two offshore wind auctions held in 2017 and 2018.

The duration of the contract/s is ten years, with Fraport AG reserving the right to extend the contract/s by an additional five-year period.

The contract or contracts will become effective once the wind farm or wind farms are commissioned. The commissioning and the start of delivery must take place by the end of 2025, Fraport AG said.

Companies wishing to participate in the procurement procedure should send an Expression of Interest (EoI) to Fraport AG. The time limit for the submission of the EoIs is 24 July.

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