Iberdrola adds to Windanker offtakers with new offshore wind deal

Spanish utility Iberdrola has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to sell 50GWh of electricity per year from its planned 315MW Windanker offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. 

Iberdrola signed the deal with brakes specialist TMD Friction Services, which claimed it would cover more than half of that company’s total demand in Germany from 2027. 

The deal marks the latest PPA for electricity from the Windanker project. Iberdrola previously signed agreements for offtake from the wind farm with German car manufacturer Mercedes Benz, and online marketplace behemoth Amazon

A spokesperson for Iberdrola told Windpower Monthly the agreement with TMD covered slightly more than 10MW of Windanker's 315MW capacity, which is now all secured through the various power pruchase agreements. 

Windanker, which is still being developed, is located 37km off north-east of Rügen island in the German Baltic Sea, and will be powered by 21 turbines with power ratings of 15MW according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly. It is due online in 2026. 

The project forms part of Iberdrola’s Baltic Hub of offshore wind farms that also include the 476MW Baltic Eagle and 350MW Wikinger.