News item | 2010-05-11 | 11:30 AM

Vattenfall offered rights to develop extensions to offshore wind farms

Vattenfall welcomed today The Crown Estate’s offer to develop extensions to two of its wind farms off the Kent coast in South East England.

Vattenfall aims to complete negotiations with The Crown Estate in the coming weeks to extend Kentish Flats and Thanet offshore wind farms.

Ole Bigum Nielsen, Head of Offshore Projects at Vattenfall Wind Power in the UK said: “Vattenfall is pleased to have reached this important stage in the negotiations to extend Kentish Flats and Thanet offshore wind farms.

He added: “Vattenfall is currently investing more than £1bn building two offshore wind projects in UK waters and supporting hundreds of British jobs because wind power is a cornerstone of Vattenfall’s vision to make electricity clean by 2050.”

Earlier this year, Vattenfall was awarded rights to develop, in partnership with ScottishPower Renewables, a major wind farm off East Anglia as part of a leasing round by The Crown Estate.

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Contact:
Jason Ormiston, Communications Manager, Vattenfall Wind Power in the UK 
jason.ormiston@vattenfall.com
+44 779 452 48 01

Notes

  • Vattenfall is the state-owned Swedish energy utility. It is Europe’s fifth largest generator of electricity and largest producer of heat.
  • Kentish Flats is a 90MW wind farm off Whitstable in Kent and has been generating power since 2005. Along the coast, Vattenfall will complete construction of what will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world; Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, at 300MW.
  • Vattenfall is also building the 150MW Ormonde Wind Farm, off Barrow-in-Furness in the Irish Sea. 
  • East Anglia Offshore Wind is the joint-venture company, owned 50-50 between ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall, set up to bid for licenses in Round 3 and hopes to develop up to 7.2GW of wind power.
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  • The Crown Estate has today offered extension leases to a number of existing offshore wind farms around the UK coast. You can find out more by visiting 
    www.thecrownestate.co.uk (new window)