Vattenfall to build Danish warehouse to serve wind farms in Northern Europe
Source: Vattenfall UK (corporate.vattenfall.co.uk)
June 29 (Renewables Now) - Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall AB is getting ready for the start of construction of a large warehouse for wind turbines at the Danish port of Esbjerg, it announced on Monday.
Thyboron Invest will build a 2,100-sq-m (22,604 sq ft) indoor warehouse and an 8,200-sq-m outdoor storage facility so that Vattenfall can serve wind farms in Great Britain, Scandinavia and Northern Europe from 2022. The site will be used to stock critical main components such as gearboxes, generators, transformers, shafts and blades, along with array cables and switchgear.
“It is from this central warehouse facility in Esbjerg that the major part of Vattenfall’s wind farms in Northern Europe will be supplied with spare parts,” said Pia Bonding, Head of Integrated Operations at Vattenfall. Bonding further explained that the project “will provide economies of scale compared to having vital main components stored at several smaller locations [...].”
The construction process is expected to take 10 months to complete.
Presently, Vattenfall operates over 1,300 on- and offshore wind turbines in Northern Europe and monitors them from its central control room in Esbjerg.