Vattenfall Secures Rights for Offshore Wind Power Project in German North Sea
Swedish utility group Vattenfall obtains rights to develop Nordlicht II, an offshore wind power project in the German North Sea, generating electricity for 1.7 million households. Final investment decision for connection to German grid by 2027.
Troy D. Hanson
September 14, 2023
Swedish state-owned utility group Vattenfall has announced that it has secured the right to develop the N-6.6 offshore wind power project, also known as Nordlicht II, off the German North Sea coast.
Vattenfall acquired the project in 2017, but due to the implementation of a new tendering system, the area was reauctioned. However, Vattenfall retained the right of entry and has now exercised that right, granting it permission to develop and construct the wind farm.
This is not the first time Vattenfall has exercised its right of entry in the region. Last year, the utility group also obtained permission to develop the N-7.2 project, or Nordlicht I, which is located nearby. Together, Nordlicht I and Nordlicht II will generate enough electricity to power over 1.7 million German households annually.
Vattenfall plans to make a final investment decision for Nordlicht I in order to connect it to the German electricity grid by 2027, while Nordlicht II is expected to be operational by 2028.