- Published: 09 February 2021 09 February 2021
EnBW and bp plan to jointly develop offshore wind farms off the coasts of Great Britain in a 50:50 partnership. In the auction for the award of seabed rights by The Crown Estate in the UK, the two partners secured two large areas in the Irish Sea.
EnBW and bp plan to build two offshore wind farms there with a combined capacity of 3GW. After a habitats regulations assessment, which is scheduled to take one year, EnBW and bp will sign an agreement for lease and then coordinate with local stakeholders, conduct further environmental and habitat assessments, and apply for approval of the specific projects. Only when this consent has been applied obtained can the partners apply for a government-backed feed-in tariff and sign the final lease. On this basis, the two companies then still have to make their investment decisions.