Turbine installation completed at Vattenfall's 604-MW Kriegers Flak
Image by Vattenfall AB (group.vattenfall.com)
All 72 Siemens Gamesa turbines have been installed at Swedish utility Vattenfall AB’s 604-MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind project in Denmark which is set to become the country’s largest offshore wind farm.
The final turbine was erected on Saturday, the company said, and following completion of testing and certification, the wind farm will be inaugurated after the summer. The first turbine was installed in February this year.
Despite Covid, the installation of the turbines was delivered a little ahead of schedule, Vattenfall noted.
Located 15 km-40 km (9.3 m-24.9 m) off the Danish coast in the Baltic Sea, the wind farm will generate enough electricity to meet the annual needs of about 600,000 Danish homes.
The turbines have been preassembled and shipped out of the port of Roenne on the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm. Vattenfall will service the wind farm out of its new facility at the port of Klintholm some 100 km south of Copenhagen.
Vattenfall won the Kriegers Flak project in a tender held in 2016 with a record-low bid, for the time, of DKK 0.372 (USD 0.061/EUR 0.050) per kWh.