Vattenfall Moves Forward on 400 MW Horns Rev 3 Offshore Wind Project

Vattenfall wind project in UK
Vattenfall wind project in the UK. Image courtesy of Vattenfall.

Swedish energy company, Vattenfall, has made announcements concerning the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind project to be developed off the west coast of Denmark.  Vattenfall was awarded the contract to build the project back in February of this year, after submitting a bid that the Danish Energy Agency said “was far cheaper than other offshore wind farms in both Denmark and abroad”

Vattenfall announced MHI Vestas Offshore Wind  as the preferred supplier of  V164-8 MW turbines for  the 400 MW offshore wind project.

The company has also said that their agreement with the Danish government requires the Horns Rev 3 to be operational by January 1st, 2020, and that they believe they are on track to meet that deadline.

The Horns Rev 3  project is important to both Denmark’s and the EU goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2020, hence the above deadline.

Vattenfall is an offshore wind powerhouse:

  • 60 % of the wind farm Horns Rev 1,
  • Owns 80 wind plants, of approximately approximately 1800 MW, of which 1000 MW are offshore.
  • Is currently building, together with Stadtwerke Munchen, two offshore wind farms in the German part of the Nordic Sea: DanTysk (in operation) and Sandbank.
  • Vattenfall is also building the wind farm Kentish Flats Extension in the UK.

 

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