Press release | 2015-07-27 | 08:49 AM

Vattenfall builds new UK wind farm

Vattenfall is investing circa SEK 1.2 billion in a new wind farm in the UK. Construction is scheduled to start at the end of this month.

Vattenfall is continuing to shift its production towards more renewables and is now investing £90 million, around SEK 1.2 billion, in a new wind farm in the UK. The Ray Wind Farm in Northumberland, North East England will comprise sixteen onshore wind turbines and have a capacity of more than 54 MW. It is expected to generate enough power every year to meet the equivalent annual electricity demand of over 30,000 UK households.

Construction of the Ray Wind Farm is planned to start at the end of this month. The first turbines will be delivered during the summer next year. The wind farm is expected to start operation at the beginning of 2017.

The UK is one of Vattenfall’s main markets for wind power. Vattenfall currently owns and operates 7 on- and offshore wind farms around Great Britain. They have a total capacity of about 650 MW, most of it generated by offshore turbines.

More information about the project may be found at www.vattenfall.co.uk/ray

From Vattenfall’s Press Office, telephone: +46 8 739 50 10