Vattenfall Rethinks Swedish Kriegers Flak

Vattenfall is reconsidering building a 420MW offshore wind farm in the Swedish part of Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea as a result of recent cost reductions in offshore wind, the company told Offshore WIND.

According to Vattenfall, there is no decision yet since important prerequisites have to materialise before the wind farm becomes a reality.

The Swedish energy company emphasizes that the framework conditions have to be roughly the same as with the Danish farms, which is currently not the case, and that the grid connection has to be provided by the authorities.

In November 2016, Vattenfall won the tender to build the 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Danish part of the Baltic Sea with the lowest ever bid of EUR 49.9 per MWh, 58% below the original cap of EUR 120 per MWh.

The Kriegers Flak area consists of three parts dedicated for wind power development in Germany, Sweden and Denmark. The German part has not yet been tendered, while the Swedish part of the area has a building permit that expires in 2018.

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