May 28, 2014 - Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall AB said today it would hike to 70.4 MW the capacity of its 21-MW Klim wind farm in Denmark through a repowering project.
The facility, located in northwestern Jutland, currently uses 35 turbines that have been in operation for 18 years. Vattenfall will substitute the machines with 22 new 3.2-MW machines made by German electrical engineering major Siemens AG (ETR:SIE). The Swedish utility awarded a contract to Siemens for the delivery of the equipment on May 27. The German company will also take care of the turbines' operation.
The new units are expected to be fully installed in 2015, Vattenfall said. Once up and running, they are estimated to generate enough power for 58,000 homes each year.
Following the repowering, Vattenfall will dismantle and sell the existing turbines to an unnamed company. The machines will be renovated and shipped to other countries, including Italy and Ireland, it said.
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