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Swedish energy group Vattenfall is applying to the Scottish Government to extend its operational lease for the 93.2MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay by three additional years. “We have submitted to Marine Scotland an application to prolong the lease of the innovative European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre from 22-years to 25-years,” Kevin […]
Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa have joined forces to deploy the new SG 10.0-193 DD turbines at the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Siemens Gamesa said it is in final negotiations to secure the contract for the supply of 76 of its 10MW turbines for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 project. […]
Vattenfall will cancel and reissue a number of tenders for the Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord offshore wind projects in addition to the recently announced construction delay. Due to complications with the project environmental impact assessments (EIA), Vattenfall will reopen the tenders for the production and installation of foundations, transition pieces and cables, as well […]
Vattenfall has delayed the construction of the Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord offshore wind projects in Denmark by three years. According to turbine supplier Siemens Gamesa, the beginning of installation has been postponed to 2023, instead of 2020 as originally agreed. The Danish Energy Agency recently initiated new environmental impact assessment (EIA) processes for both Vesterhav Syd […]
Vattenfall has selected the Port of IJmuiden as its home base for operations and maintenance (O&M) activities for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Vattenfall said it opted for the Port of IJmuiden due to its proximity to the Hollandse Kust Zuid site, as well as other future wind farms. […]
Vattenfall has chartered the newbuilding Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Esvagt Dana for work on the 406.7MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea. Esvagt Dana entered into the contract with Vattenfall mid-February, Esvagt said. The contract is described as ”short-term” compared to the type of long-term charters Esvagt’s other SOVs are […]
Vattenfall has commenced the initial physical preparatory works for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 offshore wind project in the Netherlands. The Swedish company has started setting up a project team and has performed the first studies necessary to properly estimate the activities involved in building the project. The actual offshore works and various […]
Vattenfall has issued a tender seeking a company to carry out wind turbine blade repair for its wind energy projects across Europe. The awarded company will be responsible for work on both offshore and onshore wind projects in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. According to Vattenfall, the blade repair activities are expected […]
Offshore wind will be the backbone of a carbon neutral, climate-friendly UK economy and the new Sector Deal sets out that opportunity, according to Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager Danielle Lane. Lane claims the Sector Deal underlines the importance of ensuring the UK sees the benefit of its Clean Growth Strategy in which offshore wind will play a crucial role […]
WindEurope has appointed Gunnar Groebler, Vattenfall’s Senior Vice President for Business Area Wind, as the new Chair. The Board of Directors elected Groebler for an 18-month term, succeeding Ivor Catto, CEO at RES Group. Tony Adam from Nordex will become the association’s new Vice Chair, taking the place of Juan River Abbad from Iberdrola. “We’re delighted to have Gunnar […]
Vattenfall has decided to participate in the 750MW offshore wind tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4 in the Dutch part of the North Sea. In March 2018, the Swedish energy company won the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 tender with a zero subsidy bid. ”Vattenfall is strongly committed to the Dutch market. Through […]
Atlas Professionals has secured a contract to provide marine coordination personnel for the construction and operation of Vattenfall’s offices in Europe. According to Atlas, the contract covers the full marine coordination for all offices in Europe, mainly in Denmark, Germany, the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands and France. The marine coordinators will be responsible to track and coordinate […]
Vattenfall plans to invest SEK 24 billion (EUR 2.3 billion) in wind power in 2019 and 2020, the Swedish energy company said in its 2018 Year-End Report. In December 2018, Vattenfall made the investment decision for the 605MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Denmark. The investment decision for the Vesterhav Syd & Nord offshore wind […]
EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) has won a contract to provide nautical personnel for Vattenfall’s Marine Coordination Center in Esbjerg, Denmark. Under the three-year contract, EMO will provide up to ten marine coordinators who will begin supporting Vattenfall’s offshore wind projects 24/7 during the construction and operation phases from 1 March. The team will also be in […]
Vattenfall has developed a new mathematical tool said to enable the optimization of power generation and costs in the design phase of offshore wind projects. Developed in close cooperation of Vattenfall’s Lead Engineer Martina Fischetti and Danish Technical University, the tool is said to change both the project design and the process which was previously cumbersome […]
Grid operator TenneT and wind farm developer Vattenfall have signed agreements for the offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II wind farms in the Dutch North Sea. The agreements relate to the realisation of the connection and the transmission of electricity between Vattenfall’s wind farm and the TenneT Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore […]
Vattenfall has contracted Van Oord for the transport and installation of the foundations for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm.
Vattenfall has made the final investment decision for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Danish Baltic Sea waters, which is planned to be in full operation before the end of 2021.
Vattenfall is set to invest in bird research at its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay, Scotland. Bird specialists will be tasked with monitoring the avoidance behaviour of birds flying in the vicinity of EOWDC’s eleven wind turbines. The investment is part of the EOWDC’s EUR 3 million scientific programme, supported […]
Vattenfall is starting community consultation about the 1.8GW Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farm next week.
Vattenfall’s Wind division posted an underlying operating profit of SEK 1.9 billion (EUR 182.5 million) in the first nine months of 2018, a 153% increase compared to SEK 752 million reported for the same period in 2017. The increase was largely attributed to additional capacity, as well as positive price and currency effects. Vattenfall’s latest capacity […]
Vattenfall and North Sea Hagland Shipbrokers have signed a framework agreement for the provision of various shipbroking services for Vattenfall’s offshore wind farms.
Vattenfall’s two new offshore wind farms, Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord, will be the first in Denmark to be directly involved in stabilising the electricity grid and thus the power supply, the Swedish developer said.
Vattenfall and Peel Ports have agreed to reserve space at Great Yarmouth harbour to site an operations base for the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms.
Swedish offshore wind power developer and operator Vattenfall has signed a five-year cable repair framework agreement with power cable and asset management services provider CWind covering Vattenfall’s European assets.
Vattenfall’s permits to develop the Hollandse Kust (zuid) I&II wind zones in the Dutch North Sea have received an irrevocable status following a withdrawal of two complaints against the award decision.