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The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has issued the planning permission for the Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm, allowing for multi-megawatt class turbines to be installed as part of the project. Following the permission, PNE WIND concluded the sale of the project to DONG Energy.
In the first of two German auction rounds, the Bundesnetzagentur awarded DONG Energy the right to build three offshore wind projects in the German North Sea totaling 590MW capacity, with two of the projects accepted with bids for zero Euros per MWh.
The German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has awarded Ørsted the right to build an additional 551.75MW offshore wind capacity in the German North Sea.
Ørsted has opened a new facility in Norddeich, Germany, which will be used for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 project, currently under construction, as well as the developer’s future projects in the German North Sea.
German wind farm developer PNE Wind recorded a solid start in 2017 driven largely by the offshore wind segment.
DONG Energy reported an operating profit (EBITDA) from continuing operations of DKK 3.3 billion (EUR 443.5 million) in the first quarter of 2017, a 53.5% slide compared with DKK 7.1 billion in Q1 2016, despite a 21% jump in earnings from commissioned wind farms.
Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur has selected three offshore wind projects by DONG Energy and one project by EnBW in the first auction for grid connections and funding for existing offshore wind farm projects, with one of the operators offering the lowest price bid of 0.00 Euro cents per kilowatt-hour.
After the latest German offshore wind tender resulted in EnBW and DONG Energy announcing the world’s first subsidy-free offshore wind farms, the industry welcomed the news and the direction these tender results set for the sector.