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November 23, 2021

Arkona Becken Sudost, Germany

By Carmen

Arkona Becken Sudost is a 387MW offshore wind power project. The project is located in Baltic Sea, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2017 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in December 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Offshore 387 387 Active Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Equinor; RWE Renewables

Description

The project was developed by Equinor and RWE Renewables. RWE Renewables, Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners and Equinor are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 50%, 25% and 25% respectively.

The wind turbines in the project are installed on fixed foundations. An array of monopile foundations feature in the project.

The project generates 1,627,257.6MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 400,000 households, offsetting 1,200,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $1,270.63m.

The turbines installed on the project are using Tubular Steel towers.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2017 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in December 2018.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Engie Deutschland under a power purchase agreement for a period of 4 years. The contracted capacity is 387MW.

Contractors Involved

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 60 units of SWT-6.0-154 turbines, each with 6.45MW nameplate capacity.

RWE Renewables and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

About Equinor

Equinor ASA (Equinor), formerly Statoil ASA, is an energy company. It focuses mainly on the exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The company also has operations in various oil and gas provinces in the world. Equinor operates refineries, processing plants, storage and terminals, and has interests in various oil and gas pipelines. The company markets, trades, and transports crude oil, condensate, natural gas, natural gas liquids, and refined products. It also has presence in offshore wind, carbon capture and storage, solar and hydrogen projects. Equinor is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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