Vattenfall secures permit for Swedish project

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 19/05/2022 Vattenfall

The Swedish Government has made the decision to grant Vattenfall a construction permit of the
Swedish Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm.

Located in the south of the Baltic sea, the project is the one of Vattenfall’s Swedish offshore wind projects that has come the furthest in its development. The application covers 40 to 50 wind turbines with a total capacity of approximately 640 MW. Annual production is expected to be sufficient to charge one million electric cars per year or to meet the annual needs of just over a half a million households.

“We are happy that the Government has made this decision. If Sweden is to be able to meet customers' future electricity needs, it is absolutely necessary to expand fossil free electricity production. Kriegers Flak would be a very valuable addition of electricity production in southern Sweden”, commented Anna Borg, President and CEO of Vattenfall.

With the permit from the Government, the project is taking a step forward. However, Vattenfall still needs to secure the necessary permits as well as the electricity grid connection on land. Vattenfall stated it is planning for a possible investment decision in 2025.

“Wind power, together with other fossil free energy sources, is crucial in the transformation of society that is required to meet the climate challenge and enable fossil free living within one generation. Vattenfall's hope is that Kriegers Flak will be connected to the Swedish national grid as quickly as possible. However, before the wind farm can be completed,  all necessary permits have to be secured and an agreement with the Swedish TSO on how connection to the grid on land needs to be reached”,said Helene Biström, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Wind at Vattenfall.

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