The result of the August tender for offshore wind energy was published by the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA). In contrast to the June tender, the procedure was used for centrally pre-examined areas with a total volume of 1,800 MW.
"It is good that projects can now be launched again as a result of the bids, and that as early as 2028. It is now important that the projects can be implemented without any hurdles and that the required infrastructure, such as ports and construction capacities, is available. The manufacturers and suppliers of mechanical and plant engineering are ready.
The federal government should adapt the procedures for future tenders and improve the WindSeeG this year. It is important to avoid cost pressure on manufacturers and suppliers. To this end, the qualitative criteria should be redefined together with the industry in order to take into account the added value of a strong European wind industry. The current mechanism is not helpful for this," says Dr. Dennis Rendschmidt, Managing Director of VDMA Power Systems, on the result of the tender.