Amazon, the Washington-based technology company, signed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement with Denmark's offshore wind company Orsted to offtake output of 250-megawatts from Orsted's planned 900-megawatt Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm in Germany, the company announced on Thursday.
According to Orsted's press release, this agreement will contribute to Amazon's target of being 100% renewable by 2030 and to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
"We applaud Amazon's leadership in corporate renewable energy investments which helps drive the green energy transformation forward. This agreement shows that Orsted is well placed to help corporations with green ambitions act on the global climate challenge," said Rasmus Errboe, senior vice president and head of Continental Europe at Orsted Offshore.
"The Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm will help toward our goal of powering our operations with 100% renewable energy and reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040," said Nat Sahlstrom, director of Amazon Energy.
Borkum Riffgrund 3 plans to be operational in 2025 after Orsted's final investment decision which is expected at the end of 2021.
The offshore plant, which will be located in the German North Sea adjacent to Orsted's existing offshore wind farms Borkum Riffgrund 1 and Borkum Riffgrund 2, will have a total capacity of 900 megawatts.
By Murat Temizer