Vattenfall Picks LICengineering for Danish Offshore Wind Projects

Vattenfall has selected Danish design and consultancy company LICengineering to provide design solutions for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm and the Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd nearshore wind farms off Denmark.

Illustration. Image source: Vattenfall

LICengineering will provide Vattenfall with FEED, conceptual design and detailed design of secondary steel and interfaces to primary steel, electrical works and WTG supplier requirements for the 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind project.

The company will also will carry out similar engineering operations on the two nearshore wind projects, Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd, with a combined capacity of 350MW.

The contract is part of a framework agreement signed between the two companies earlier this year which entails provision of services within design of secondary and tertiary structures, and electrical outfitting on offshore foundations.

The Kriegers Flak wind farm will be located approximately 15km east of the Danish coast in the southern part of the Baltic Sea, close to the boundaries of the exclusive offshore economic zones (EEZ) of Sweden, Germany and Denmark. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned by 2021.

Vattenfall secured the rights to build Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd in September 2016 with the lowest bid of DKK 0.475/kWh (around EUR 0.064 per kWh).

The Swedish energy company plans to start building the two wind farms in 2019, with the full commissioning scheduled for 2020.