Swedish Vattenfall to start building German wind farm in 2013
Jun 15, 2012 - Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall AB said yesterday that it has obtained permit to start the construction of Forst Briesnig onshore wind farm in Germany in early 2013.
The wind farm will consist of five wind turbines and will be located near the city of Cottbus -- in the Lusatia area near the border with Poland, where there used to be a brown coal open-cast mine. Its total capacity will be up to 15 MW and it will provide electricity for some 11,000 households.
The group announced yesterday it plans to invest EUR 4.2 billion (USD 5.3m) in wind energy by 2016. Vattenfall currently operates 41 wind farms with a total of 900 wind turbines. In 2011 they produced electricity for one million households. Besides the project in Germany, Vattenfall is now working on onshore wind parks in the Netherlands and in Denmark.