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Vattenfall wins permission to start producing electricity at Danish offshore wind farms

by Liam Turner
An offshore wind turbine

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has granted Vattenfall an electricity production permit for the Vesterhav Syd and Nord offshore wind farms, both of which are located off the West Jutland coast.

The licence, which is granted before a wind farm is put into operation, has been issued in accordance with Section 29 of the Act on the Promotion of Renewable Energy.

The two permits are valid for 25 years from the time of grid connection, which is when the first kilowatt-hour is delivered to the wider electricity grid.

Vesterhav Syd and Nord offshore wind farms will have a capacity of 170MW and 180MW respectively.

Vesterhav Syd will comprise 20 8.4MW Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines, while Vesterhav Nord will consist of 21 units of the same type.

The farms, which will have a total capacity of 350MW, are set to produce renewable energy roughly equivalent to the yearly consumption of 375,000 homes.

Vesterhav Syd’s wind turbines sit around 9-10 kilometres off the coast at Hvide Sande and Søndervig, while Vesterhav Nord’s turbines will be stand between 5.5 and 8.4 kilometres off the coast at Harboøre.

The DEA approved the construction of the two projects in December 2020.

The farms are expected to be commissioned by the end of 2023.

Vattenfall is a Swedish multinational power company owned by the Swedish State.

Beyond Sweden, the company generates power in Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK.

Image credit: fokke baarssen/Shutterstock


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