RWE, a German energy corporation, has acquired the Irish firm Western Power Offshore Developments for an unknown sum. The East Celtic Wind Farm project, located 10 km offshore between Wexford and Waterford in Ireland, is currently in the planning phases and is being developed by Western Power Offshore Developments. The East Celtic project will significantly enhance RWE’s offshore wind portfolio in the country.
The scale of the wind farm overall, the placement of the turbines, the location of the cable lines, and the land-based constructions are all decisions that have yet to be made. The East Celtic project is anticipated to begin consultations early in 2023. Up to 900 MW of clean energy could be produced by the project, depending on the final installed capacity that was agreed upon. Furthermore, the wind farm will also assist RWE reach its objective of increasing the amount of renewable energy it generates globally to 50 GW by 2030.
In November 2022, RWE won the tender to build the 700 MW Hollandse Kust West (HKW) VII project in the North Sea. The 700 MW HKW VII is one of the two designated sites in the 1.4 GW HKW offshore wind farm zone, and it is situated about 53 km off the Dutch coast. Hollandse Kust West VII would be able to produce 760 MW of renewable energy powering around one million Dutch households. In addition, green hydrogen would be created using HKW VII energy in combination with electrolysers and other flexible demand solutions like e-boilers and battery storage.