EnBW and Equinor join forces to develop offshore wind in Germany


International energy companies EnBW and Equinor have announced their interest in developing offshore wind together, particularly in Germany.

“In a tough international field, we are delighted to be working together with a strong partner like Equinor and combining the individual strengths of the two companies to develop German offshore wind. EnBW is among today’s leaders in offshore wind in Germany. In partnership with Equinor, a global offshore wind major, we will continue to significantly contribute to a climate-friendly energy future in Germany and Europe”,
said Michael Class, Head of Portfolio Development Renewables at EnBW.

Jens Økland, Senior Vice President for Business Development Renewables in Equinor, said: “Equinor has a long energy history in Germany and views the upcoming offshore wind opportunities with great interest. We are excited about teaming up with EnBW. Together we combine excellent capability in delivering renewables projects specifically in Germany with international offshore experience, all needed to provide sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy."

EnBW is one of the largest energy supply companies in Germany and Europe with interest in numerous offshore wind farms across Europe. In January 2020, the company commissioned Germany’s largest offshore wind power project, EnBW Hohe See and Albatros, with a combined capacity of 609 megawatts. The He Dreiht offshore wind farm with a capacity of 900 megawatts will be connected to the grid in 2025. Additionally, EnBW and bp are developing Morgan, Mona and Morven, three wind farms in the Irish Sea with a combined capacity of 5,9 GW.

Equinor has a growing portfolio in offshore wind across Americas, Asia and Europe and is involved in various hydrogen projects across Europe. With offshore wind farms in operation and under development in Germany, UK, Poland and Norway, the company has a strong presence in the North Sea and Baltic region. The company aims to increase its renewables capacity to 12–16 GW by 2030.