Vattenfall to build two wind farms of more than 250 MW in UK
Jul 12, 2013 - Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall said on Thursday it will build two onshore wind farms in the UK with capacities of 228 MW and 36.9 MW, respectively.
The company will thus invest more than GBP 400 million (USD 605m/USD 463.7m) in the construction of the 228 MW Pen y Cymoedd wind farm, located in south Wales, near the Neath Port Talbot and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
The wind park will consist of 76 wind turbines. Its construction is expected to be launched in 2014. Operation is set to start by the end of 2016. The wind farm is seen generating enough clean electricity to supply 140,000 households, Vattenfall calculated.
The construction of the other wind farm, which will have a capacity of 36.9 MW, has already been launched as it is expected to be completed at the beginning of 2015. This project, called Clashindarroch, is located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The investment in the second wind farm, which will supply 22,000 households with clean electricity, will amount to GBP 60 million, Vattenfall said.
The Swedish company has poured more than GBP 2 billion in five onshore and offshore wind farms in the UK since its entry in this market in 2008.