Vattenfall to cut ribbon on Kriegers Flak OWF on Sept 6

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August 24 (Renewables Now) - Swedish utility Vattenfall AB has scheduled the inauguration of its 604-MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Danish waters for Monday, September 6.

The ceremony will be led by the Crown Prince of Denmark and attended by Danish minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs Simon Kollerup, Vattenfall CEO Anna Borg and Vattenfall board chairman Lars G. Nordstrom, Vattenfall said.

Kriegers Flak is touted as Denmark’s and Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm. It features 72 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines dispersed 15 km-40 km (9.3 m-24.9 m) off the Danish coast in the Baltic Sea.

The wind farm’s final turbine was erected in early June 2021.

Kriegers Flak is capable of generating enough power to meet annual consumption needs of some 600,000 Danish households, and will raise Denmark’s electricity production from wind by around 16%, Vattenfall adds.

Earlier this year, Vattenfall obtained a permit to build another offshore wind farm after selecting a site in the Swedish section of the Kriegers Flak reef. The so-called Swedish Kriegers Flak project is in the planning stage and could reach some 640 MW of capacity.

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