OK to 328MW of German offshore

Strabag OW EVS has won a construction permit for a wind farm of up to 328MW in the German North Sea

The permit, issued by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, BSH, is for 41 5-8MW turbines, as well as inner-park cabling and a transformer platform.

The developer has not disclosed the exact capacity of the OWP West wind farm, but based on the turbine size envisaged, it should be between 205MW and 328MW.

The company plans to talk to investors this year to beef up the project’s equity capital, but is not saying when a final investment decision is expected.

Strabag OW EVS is a joint venture between Austrian construction company Strabag and north German developer Nordsee-Offshore-Wind.

Before obtaining the BSH permit, the developer had to undergo an eight-year approval process in which it had to provide extensive studies on safety, environmental protection, geology and technological feasibility.