29.07.2022: Further revisions available in the Data Hub PINTA for site N-7.2
Revisions are available in the Data Hub PINTA for site N-7.2. A revision of the data set “In Situ Sea State Data” was added to the data package “In Situ Data”, and revisions of the data sets “WAM Wave Model Data” and “HAMSOM Hydrographic Model Data” were added to the data package “Model Data”.
The revisions supplement the investigation results and documents of the preliminary site investigation published with the announcement of the invitation to tender. They solely add supplementary data which are not necessary for assessing the site but which can be used to improve interpretation of the data which have already been published. The investigation results and documents published with the announcement of the tender remain without change.
29.07.2022: Publication of final reports
The BSH supplements its documents already published on 27 May 2022 as part of the procedure for the suitability assessment of sites N-6.6 and N-6.7. The BSH now received the final reports for the protected assets benthos, fish and biotopes. The publication of these final versions of the final reports was announced on 29 July 2022 in the NfS and on the BSH website.
Reference is made to the public notice dated 20 May 2022 concerning the publication of the draft suitability assessments, suitability determination, environmental reports and other decision-relevant reports for the named sites.
The following documents are published:
16.06.2022: New feature “Revision filter” available in the Data Hub Preliminary Investigation of Sites – PINTA
On February 25, 2022, the BSH published the results of the preliminary site investigation for the construction of offshore wind farms in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for the site N-7.2 planned for this year according to the Site Development Plan of the BSH (FEP) via the Data Hub Preliminary Investigation of Sites (PINTA). The sites N-3.5 and N-3.6, which are expected to be put out to tender by the BNetzA in 2023 according to the specifications of the FEP, have also been published.
With the current update of the data hub PINTA it will be possible to use another filter option. Revision information can be displayed in this way. In addition, the revisions will be highlighted separately.
The adjustments in the revision supplement the investigation results and documents of the preliminary site investigation published with the announcement of the invitation to tender for the fulfillment of the legal obligation from Sec. 19 para. 2 no. 7 Offshore Wind Energy Act (WindSeeG). These are findings that have arisen in the meantime in the course of the evaluation of the collected raw data for other purposes. The publication of the revision is on a voluntary basis, the investigation results and documents published with the announcement of the tender remain unaffected.
Now the following revisions are available on the data hub PINTA:
Site N-7.2: Geotechnical Data Report Revision1
The revision to the gDF for FEP site N-7.2 includes adjustments to specifications of laboratory tests (CID,CAUc,CAUe) and adjustments in the presentation of laboratory test results (CAUe, CAUc, DSS). The adjustments contained in this report revision can be found in the revision list of the report.
As well as for the sites:
Site N-3.7: Geotechnical Data Report Revision1
Site N-3.8: Geological Report Revision 1
Site N-3.8: ArcGIS Project Revision 1
Site N-3.8: Kingdom Project Revision 1
27.05.2022: Public display of documents on the suitability examination for sites N-6.6 and N-6.7
On 20 May 2022, the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) notified that the draft of the suitability examination, the draft of the determination of suitability and the drafts of the environmental reports for the sites N-6.6 and N-6.7, which will be put out to tender in calender year 2028, are publically displayed in Hamburg and Rostock in the period from 27 May 2022 to 27 June 2022 in German language.
Reference is made to the public notification.
At the same time, the BSH issued an invitation to discuss the comments and statements on the drafts in a discussion hearing on 31 August 2022.
The following documents were published on 27 May 2022:
20.05.2022: Process to examine the suitability for sites N-6.6 und N-6.7
On 20 May 2022, the BSH notified that the draft of the suitability examination, the draft of the determination of suitability and the drafts of the environmental reports for the sites N-6.6 and N-6.7, which will be put out to tender in calender year 2028, will be publically displayed in Hamburg and Rostock in the period from 27 May 2022 to 27 June 2022.
Reference is made to the public notification.
The draft documents as well as the decision-relevant reports are published here on 27 May 2022 in German language.
25.02.2022: Public display of the documents on the determination of suitability for sites N-3.5, N-3.6 and N-7.2
On 18 January 2022, the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) determined the suitability of sites N-3.5, N-3.6 and N-7.2 for tendering by the Federal Network Agency pursuant to Part 3 Section 2 of the WindSee Act by means of a statutory order. The Second Ordinance on the Implementation of the Wind Energy at Sea Act (2.WindSeeV) was published in the Federal Law Gazette (BGBl I 2022, page 58) on 27 January 2022.
In accordance with section 12 paragraph 5 sentence 8 of the WindSeeG in conjunction with section 44 paragraph 2 of the UVPG, the BSH shall make the following documents available for inspection in its libraries:
- Second Ordinance on the Implementation of the Wind Energy at Sea Act of 18 January 2022
- Suitability assessment
- Environmental Report N-3.5
- Environmental Report N-3.6
- Environmental Report N-7.2
- Summary declaration (German)
Reference is made to the public announcement.
Below you will find the documents on display as well as supplementary information:
* of publication on the BSH website.
25.02.2022: Results of the preliminary investigation of sites N-3.5, N-3.6 and N-7.2 published
The BSH has conducted preliminary investigations of the sites N-3.5, N-3.6 and N-7.2 (bitte Flächenseiten verlinken) in accordance with Sec. 12 para 1 sentence 1 in conjunction with Sec. 10 para 1 of the WindSeeG. The results of the investigations are publicly available via the Data Hub of the Preliminary Investigation of Sites under the link below as of 25.02.2022.
For purely informational purposes, the results of the preliminary investigations of site N-7.2, which is scheduled for tender in 2022, has been summarized in a brochure (only available in German). This can be obtained in printed form from the BSH and downloaded under the link below.
* of publication on the BSH website.
07.10.2021: Feedback request regarding the Data Hub Preliminary Investigation of Sites until October 31th, 2021
The BSH investigates the areas in the German EEZ designated in the Site Development plan for tendering procedure by the BNetzA and wind farm construction.
On February 26th, 2021, with the publication of the results for download for the areas N-3.7, N-3.8 and O-1.3, the data, evaluations and reports of the preliminary investigation were made available for the first time via the BSH's Data Hub Preliminary Investigation of Sites. With the announcement of the results of the first auctions for the pre-investigated areas N-3.7, N-3.8 and O-1.3 using the central model by the BNetzA on September 9th 2021, an important milestone was reached.
In order to further enhance the user-friendliness of the Data Hub Preliminary Investigation of Sites for the upcoming tendering procedures, the BSH is interested in your experiences and kindly requests your feedback by October 31th, 2021 using this questionnaire.
The questionnaire, which is available in German and English, is designed in topic blocks and covers the use of the data hub in general, the provided data from the subsoil with geophysics, hydrography, geotechnic and geodata, the marine environment data as well as oceanography and wind, suitability and environmental assessment. Since it is possible to skip individual topic blocks, it is not necessary to answer all questions. You will need 15 to 20 minutes to answer. The BSH is grateful for your support!
16.04.2021: Procedural instructions for the reimbursement of necessary costs pursuant to § 10a WindSeeG
16.04.2021: Publication of reports for sites of tender years 2022/23
The BSH published reports relevant to the decision-making process in the context of the procedures for the suitability assessment of areas N-7.2, N-3.5 and N-3.6. The publication was announced on 16.04.2021 in the Notices to Mariners (NfS) and on the BSH website.
Reference is made to the public announcement of 16.04.2021.
Furthermore, reference is made to the public announcement of 12.03.2021 concerning the publication of the draft suitability assessments, suitability determination, and environmental reports for the named sites.
The following documents were published (only available in german):