Fraport and energy provider EnBW have signed a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) for the supply of electricity generated by offshore wind turbines.

The long-term contract guarantees the airport group 85 megawatts (MW) from EnBW’s He Dreiht wind farm in the North Sea, located off the coast of Germany.

The CPPA comes into force in the second half of 2026, and has a term of 15 years.

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The wind farm is located in the North Sea off the coast of Germany. Rolf Otzipka

Power purchase agreements provide developers of renewable energy projects with a reliable source of funding, while also helping purchasers to achieve ambitious climate targets. The CPPA will enable Fraport to transition a substantial portion of electricity consumption at its Frankfurt Airport home base to green energy.

Stefan Schulte, CEO at Fraport, said: “Renewables such as wind and solar are the focus of our climate strategy. They provide the firm foundations for a comprehensive package of measures to systematically reduce our CO2 emissions.

“Our clearly defined goal is to make Frankfurt Airport carbon-free by 2045. The power sourced from this new offshore wind park will play a central role. As an airport operator, we are especially reliant on a dependable, stable source of power that can be scaled up to meet our growing needs.

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The renewable energy from EnBW will be used to power three terminals and the airport's lighting system. Fraport AG

“In EnBW, we have found a strong partner. Compared with the conventional energy sources on which we have previously depended, the new CPPA unlocks potential savings of up to 80,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year.”

The green electricity supplied from 2026 will be used to operate three terminals and many other buildings. The wind-generated power will also be used to illuminate Frankfurt Airport’s apron and four runways, and to charge the growing fleet of more than 500 electric vehicles on the airfield.