DEA set to greenlight Kriegers Flak

In: Windfarms

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) expects to grant Vattenfall’s
Kriegers Flak project final approval before the end of the month. Vattenfall submitted its final project design for approval in Spring 2019.

The DEA determined that the final project design includes larger turbines and occupies a larger area than what was assessed in the original EIA report from 2015 and requested that Vattenfall submit a supplemental EIA report describing how the environment may be affected differently under the final project design and any mitigation strategies.

The wind farm is set to feature 72 Siemens Gamesa
SG 8.0-167 DD turbines which have a rotor diameter of 167 metres and tip height of 188m. The supplemental report was submitted in October, and a public consultation concluded in December. The DEA has stated that the project does not lead to unacceptable environmental impacts and that all impacts are adequately illuminated in the EIA report and the supplement report. The DEA is currently in the process of concluding the hearing and hopes to award the final permits in January.

The Danish
Kriegers Flak wind farm project is located in the Baltic Sea, and will consist of two parts. Kriegers Flak A, the west section, will have a total capacity of 200 MW. The east section, Kriegers Flak B, will have a total capacity of 400 MW. Vattenfall secured rights to the project in November 2016, with a winning bid of EUR 49.9 per MWh.

The project also forms part of the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution for which a 170 kV High Voltage Alternating Current cable system connects two offshore wind farms,
Kriegers Flak and EnBW Baltic 2. The solution connects the national grids of Denmark and Germany and is designed to facilitate the transmission of power between the countries via the interconnection between the two wind farms.

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