Two of Germany’s four major utilities, RWE AG and E.ON AG, respectively their subsidiaries, won offshore wind farm licenses off the UK coast.
RWE Npower Renewables, which forms a consortium with SSE Renewables, Statoil and Statskraft, won an offshore license for the Dogger Bank Zone, which has a potential yield of 9 GW. The company also received a license for the Bristol Channel Zone with a potential of 1.5 GW. In case of the latter license, RWE Npower Renewables acts on its own.
E.ON Climate and Renewables UK won a smaller offshore license for the Hastings Zone with a potential of 0.6 GW.
Swedish Vattenfall Vindkraft, a subsidiary of Vattenfall AB, whose German subsidiary Vattenfall Europe AG, is one of the four major German subsidaries, also received a wind farm license.