Karlsruhe. EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has just reported the acquisition of a 100% shareholding in Eos Offshore AG, Oldenburg, and the acquisition of a 100% shareholding in Offshore Ostsee Wind AG, Börgerende-Rethwisch, to Germany's Federal Cartel Office. Both companies are subsidiaries of wpd offshore GmbH, Bremen. EOS AG holds the rights to two offshore wind park projects at Hochseewindpark Nordsee und "He dreiht". Offshore Ostsee Wind AG holds the rights to two offshore wind power projects at Kriegers Flak 1 and Baltic 1. At the end of April, EnBW had already announced its intention to invest more than three billion Euros in building up renewable energy capacity in the next few years.
"These projects will enable us to build up to a total of 1,200 MW installed wind power capacity, over time, in the medium term. The installations in these offshore wind parks have already been approved", said Hans-Peter Villis, Chairman of EnBW's Board of Management.
80 wind power installations are to be installed in the Nordsee wind park, with a total output of up to 400 MW, and, initially, 80 wind power installations are also to be installed in the "He dreiht" wind park, with the same total capacity. Approval has been granted for 80 installations with a total output of up to 328.6 MW at the Kriegers Flak 1 windpark, and a total of 21 installations with a total output of up to 52.5 MW at the Baltic 1 windpark. Baltic 1 is also currently Germany's most highly developed commercial offshore project.
In parallel to acquiring the two project companies, EnBW has also signed a cooperation agreement with wpd which is one of Germany's leading project development companies in the area of renewable energy. As outlined in this agreement, wpd will be provided with services to support it during the further development and implementation of the four projects.