Vattenfall is one of the largest wind power developers and operators in Europe. We will continue to expand our wind operations in our markets.
Our wind power operations
We operate over 1000 turbines in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Together, these turbines generated almost 6 TWh of electricity during 2015.
Vattenfall is continuously exploring possibilities for on and offshore wind power projects in several countries.
- Klim wind farm in Denmark, which is Denmark's largest onshore wind farm, was launched in 2015.
- DanTysk offshore wind farm was also opened in 2015. Located 70 kilometres west of Sylt Island, the DanTysk offshore wind farm is the first infrastructure project jointly implemented by Vattenfall and SWM as part of the energy transition in Germany.
- The Kentish Flats Extension was constructed in summer 2015, ten years after construction of the existing Kentish Flats Wind Farm. The Kentish Flats Extension lies more than 7 km off the coast of Herne Bay and Whitstable and covers an area of approximately 7.8 km².
- The Höge Väg, Högabjär-Kärsås and Juktan wind farms in Sweden were also opened in 2015.
Future wind power operations
Vattenfall sees significant growth opportunities within wind power, though profitability is dependent upon support systems.
Wind energy projects that are under development or we have begun to build include, for example:
- The 76 wind turbines in the Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in the UK, located on the Woodland Estate in Wales, are expected to be ready at the end of 2016.
- The Sandbank offshore wind farm project in the North Sea. Almost all 72 foundations are now in place and the installation of the turbines is scheduled to start in the summer of 2016.
- Vattenfall's wind farm project Horns Rev 3 outside the Danish west coast is planned to be operational by 1 January 2020.
Vattenfall plans to grow by up to 600 MW annually and invest up to EUR 5 billion in renewable electricity generation in the next five years.