Oil and gas giant BP and French peer TotalEnergies were the big winners in Germany’s 7GW offshore wind tender for four undeveloped sites in the North and Baltic Seas.

The subsidy-free auction for the first time contained a so-called ‘dynamic bidding process’ as a second step of the country’s biggest-ever offshore wind tender, in which interested parties could say how much they are willing to pay for the North and Baltic Sea sites on offer.