Wind turbine installation at Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Denmark

Kriegers Flak OWF Generating Electricity for Danish Households

The Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, where half of the turbines have been installed so far, is already generating electricity for Danish households and has contributed to Vattenfall’s Q1 2021 results.

Illustration; Wind turbine installation at Danish Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm; Photo: Jan De Nul

The developer reported a decrease in electricity generation in the first quarter of the year as a result of lower wind speeds and maintenance work, and thereby lower availability of offshore wind. This was partly offset by new capacity from the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Denmark, Vattenfall reported in in Q1 results.

Jan De Nul installed the first Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbine at the Kriegers Flak site at the end of January. At the beginning of April, the company reported that 36 of the total of 72 wind turbines were in place.

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The last turbine is scheduled to be installed in mid-June and the wind farm will be fully commissioned by the end of 2021, at the latest.

Once operational, the 605 MW Kriegers Flak will become the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark. 

The offshore wind farm is also part of the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution (CGS) project that connects Denmark and Germany through Danish Kriegers Flak and German Baltic 2 offshore wind farms.