RWE Renewables is one of the world's leading renewable energy companies. With around 3,500 employees, it has onshore and offshore wind farms, photovoltaic plants and battery storage facilities with a combined capacity of around 9 gigawatts (GW). The UK is a key market for RWE and will play an important role in its plans to grow its renewables portfolio and become carbon neutral by 2040. Including its commitment to projects already under construction, RWE expects to invest around £15 billion in new green technologies and infrastructure in the UK by 2030.
RWE Renewables has pioneered both onshore and offshore wind in the UK for more than two decades, and already operates 3.7GW of wind capacity. Offshore wind is a key investment focus and, with partners, RWE is investing around £5 billion into two UK offshore wind farms alone - Triton Knoll and Sofia.
Now nearing completion, the 857 megawatt (MW) Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm is located approximately 20 miles off the Lincolnshire coast and has been a catalyst for new investment at its construction base in Seaton Port, Teesside and in Grimsby.
Triton Knoll has been followed by the 1400MW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, sited 195 kilometres off the North East coast on Dogger Bank and with a grid connection in Lackenby, Teesside. Now under construction, Sofia represents an investment of around £3 billion and offers significant economic opportunities for the UK and the North East. RWE has made a strategic commitment to the UK’s East coast with the creation of a state-of-the-art operations hub at Grimsby’s Royal Dock.
RWE is also developing four new UK offshore wind farms and is the preferred bidder for two adjacent offshore sites on Dogger Bank (potential installed capacity of 3GW).
Through its experience of investing in pioneering energies around the world, and providing stable and secure energy supply, RWE has the scale and experience to be a key partner in helping power the UK.