BSH announces a new land development plan

by Volker H. Seibert

The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has announced a preliminary draft of the new land development plan for the German exclusive economic zone of the North and Baltic Seas. The land development plan is to apply for the years 2026 to 2030. It envisages 13 wind energy areas in the North Sea and 3 in the Baltic Sea. There is more space available than would be necessary for the previous expansion target of 15 gigawatts by 2030, according to the BSH.

Offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 5.4 gigawatts are currently under construction in the North and Baltic Seas. Another 1.7 gigawatts are under construction, according to the Federal Office. If the already approved plants were to be built, Germany would have installed an output of 10.8 gigawatts in 2025. Until 15 June, the public can comment on the preliminary draft.

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