Vattenfall inaugurates Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 06/09/2021 Vattenfall
The Crown Prince of Denmark Simon Kollerup, the Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, have inaugurated Vattenfall's Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.

The new offshore wind farm is located in the Baltic Sea, 15-40 kilometres off the coast of Denmark, and is Vattenfall's newest as well as its largest offshore wind farm in operation to date. As Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm, it is expected to increase Danish wind power production by 16 per cent.

"With today's inauguration, we are taking one step closer towards our goal of enabling fossil-free living within one generation. Kriegers Flak stands as a strong contribution to the green transition, which is why we are proud that the wind farm is now ready to provide fossil-free power to Danish homes and industry,"
said Anna Borg, CEO of Vattenfall.

"Kriegers Flak has been a very successful project, which despite being constructed amidst a global pandemic is in operation ahead of schedule. It shows the commitment of society, our partners and Vattenfall to a carbon-neutral future. At the same time, it underlines our strategic ambition to accelerate fossil-free living with the power of renewables,”
said Helene Biström, Head of Business Area Wind at Vattenfall.

Vattenfall secured rights to the 604.8 MW
Kriegers Flak project in November 2016, with a winning bid of EUR 49.9 per MWh. In May 2020, Vattenfall put the first foundation in place, and at the beginning of this year, the first out of 72 wind turbines was installed. Since then, the remaining turbines have been continuously installed and put into operation. Featuring 72 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines, the project is expected to provide enough power to cover the annual electricity consumption of approximately 600,000 Danish households.

During the installation phase, the turbines were preassembled and shipped out of the Port of Roenne situated on the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm. The array will be serviced out of Vattenfall’s new service facility at the Port of Klintholm, approximately 100 kilometres south of the Danish capital Copenhagen.

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