- Published: 31 January 2022 31 January 2022
The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) of Germany has approved three areas in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Sea suitable for the development of 1.88GW of new offshore wind capacity.
The N-7.2 site (58 km2) is situated 85km north-west of the East Frisian Islands and could support 980MW of offshore wind capacity. It is expected that this area will be auctioned in 2022 and that the wind farm will be operational in 2027. The 120-square-kilometer N-3.5 and N-3.6 sites could support 900MW of offshore wind capacity – 420MW in N-3.5 and 480MW in N-3.6.It is expected that these areas will be auctioned in 2023 and the wind farms will be operational by 2028.