German chemicals company Evonik has agreed to buy output from an additional 50MW portion of EnBW’s 900MW He Dreiht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea under a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA).
The companies had already signed a 15-year PPA for output from a 100MW portion of the wind farm in November 2022.
The PPAs will take effect from 2026. EnBW plans to take a final investment decision on the project in the first quarter of this year, and to bring it into operation at the end of 2025.
The two PPAs will cover a third of Evonik's power requirement in Europe.
EnBW is also due to sell power from He Dreiht to Frankfurt Airport and steel maker Salzgitter.
Vestas is due to provide its V236-15.0MW turbines for the project under a conditional supply agreement.