The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) expects to grant Vattenfall’s Kriegers
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
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
The Danish Kriegers
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
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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