EnBW is selling its offshore wind business in the United States to TotalEnergies.
The German company, which won a lease in last week’s New York Bight auction with the French oil major, said it will now concentrate on the European market. The sale’s price was not disclosed.
EnBW has been working in the offshore wind industry in the United States for some years, but it was unable to secure a lease in the 2018 Massachusetts lease sale.
“We are pleased to have been able to contribute our offshore expertise and experience to this joint success,” said Michael Class, Senior Vice President Power Generation / Portfolio Development.
“At the same time, now is also the right time for us to realign our offshore activities with focus on the European market. We would like to thank our partner TotalEnergies for the excellent cooperation and congratulate them on this auction success.
“We will continue to support our partner with our expertise and look forward to further future collaborations.”
EnBW is currently working on the 900MW He Dreiht wind farm in the North Sea. EnBW won auctions in England/Wales and Scotland in 2021 and 2022, and will build three offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of around 6GW.
In its native market of Germany, the corporation also highlighted larger offshore wind aspirations.