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Partner companies bp and EnBW are preferred bidders on two 60-year leases awarded by The Crown Estate in UK Offshore Wind Round 4.

The partners intend to jointly develop and operate the leases to contribute to the UK’s 40GW target for 2030.

The first of the two wind farms is planned to be operational in seven years (autumn 2028).

This combined potential generating capacity of 3GW is sufficient to power the equivalent of approximately 3.4 million UK households with clean electricity.

Morgan and Mona – our vision

  • We will deliver our leading-edge offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea safely and on time

  • We will do so with a collaborative culture that respects everyone inside and outside our team

Morgan and Mona – our mission

  • We will deliver 3GW of carbon-free electricity to the UK by 2029, creating value for our companies, the UK and local communities

  • We will focus on safe and efficient execution

  • We will work collaboratively with our stakeholders, valuing local content and communities in the places where we work

  • We will seek to enhance biodiversity as a result of our work

  • We will create a working environment that is respectful, supportive, engaging and inclusive

The companies

Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG (EnBW) and bp have together been selected as the preferred bidder for two major leases in the UK Offshore Wind Round 4, the first such UK leasing round since 2010.

About EnBW

Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW) is one of the largest energy supply companies in Germany and supplies electricity, gas, water, and energy solutions and energy industry services to around 5.5 million customers with a workforce of more than 23,000 employees.

EnBW aims to strengthen its position as a sustainable and innovative infrastructure partner for customers, citizens and local authorities to an even greater extent.

The repositioning of EnBW with a focus on renewable energies and smart infrastructure solutions is a key component of its strategy.

Half of the EnBW generation portfolio will be comprised of renewable energies by 2025.

About bp

bp’s purpose is to reimagine energy for people and our planet.

It has set out an ambition to be a net ‎zero company by 2050, or sooner, and help the world get to net zero, and recently announced its ‎strategy for delivering on that ambition. This strategy will see bp transform from an international oil company producing resources – to an integrated energy company providing solutions to customers.

bp already has a significant onshore wind business in the US with a gross generating capacity of 1.7GW, operating nine wind assets across the country.

Since setting its new strategy in August 2020, bp had already formed a partnership with Equinor to develop offshore wind projects in the US, including the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects off the East Coast that have a planned potential 4.4GW generating capacity.

To date, these projects have been selected by New York to supply 3.3GW of power to the State, underpinning the commercial attractiveness of the investments.