Appointment means greater focus on wind power
Vattenfall has appointed Peter Wesslau as the new Country Manager for Vattenfall's UK operations. Peter Wesslau is on the management team of Business Division Renewables and will be based in London. Vattenfall will now further boost its investments in wind power.
Vattenfall will further increase its investments in wind power in the UK and has been one of the key players in offshore wind power in the UK for some time now.
"By appointing Peter Wesslau as the new Country Manager for Vattenfall's UK operations we are also increasing our presence in the UK. Peter Wesslau is on the management team of Business Division Renewables and his role is to coordinate and strengthen our investments in the UK," says Anders Dahl, Head of BD Renewables at Vattenfall.
"I look forward to managing Vattenfall's investments in renewable energy in the UK. Vattenfall has a good relationship with the UK Government, which works actively to expand wind power in the UK. My role is to continue and refine this partnership," says Peter Wesslau.
Peter Wesslau will remain on as member of the Business Division Renewables management team while he is UK Country Manager for Vattenfall.
A total of 40 people work at Vattenfall's London office. Vattenfall has been in the UK since 2008 and, in recent years, has invested SEK 10 billion in Thanet, the world's largest offshore wind farm, which is located off the south-east coast of England and generates electricity for 200,000 households in the UK.
Vattenfall has also invested in Ormonde, an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea, which generates electricity for 100,000 households. Project East Anglia, a joint venture between Vattenfall and Scottish Power, plans to produce 7,200 MW of electricity, which would supply renewable energy to around 5 million households in England. The project is located off the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk and covers approximately 6,000 square kilometres.
Vattenfall is the largest producer of wind power in Sweden and number two in the world for offshore wind power. The company will invest SEK 26 billion in wind power between 2011 and 2015.
For further information, please contact:
Anders Dahl, Head of BD Renewables, mob. +46 70-554 02 77
Peter Wesslau, Country Manager UK, mob. +46 70-366 61 15
Boo Ehlin, Head Media Relations Sweden, mob. +46 72-732 77 21
From Vattenfall's Press Office, telephone: +46 8 739 50 10,
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