European power big Vattenfall opened Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev three. The 49 wind generators on the Horns Rev 3 additionally characterize Vattenfall’s and Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm, which is positioned 25-40 kilometers off Denmark’s west coast within the North Sea.
Yesterday (22 August 2019), Crown Prince of Denmark accompanied by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and the Minister of Climate, Energy, and Utilities Dan Jørgensen formally opened Denmark’s, Scandinavia’s and Vattenfall’s largest offshore wind farm.
“Horns Rev 3 is the biggest offshore wind farm in Scandinavia and exhibits our dedication to Denmark’s ongoing transition to a renewable power system. The wind farm is a big contribution to Vattenfall´s manufacturing portfolio and takes us one step additional in our ambition to allow a fossil-free residing inside one era”, says Magnus Hall, CEO of Vattenfall.
The primary basis for Horns Rev 3 was positioned within the seabed in October 2017, and the primary generators started delivering electrical energy to customers on 23 December 2018. In the course of the development section, the generators had been shipped from the Port of Esbjerg however from 2024 they are going to be serviced from the Port of Hvide Sande, the place Vattenfall will set up a brand new service hub.
“It has taken lower than two years from the primary basis was constructed till the inauguration of Horns Rev 3. A formidable achievement of our workers and companions who now have accomplished the biggest offshore wind farm in Vattenfall’s portfolio. It proves Vattenfall’s place as a number one offshore developer and our dedication to creating offshore wind a cornerstone in the future fossil-free energy system”, says Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Wind in Vattenfall.
Vattenfall received the correct to assemble Horns Rev 3 with a traditionally low bid in 2015 and has since then continued its effort to ship investments in renewables whereas sustaining profitability and low value. Along with Horns Rev 3, Vattenfall is developing the offshore wind farms Vesterhav Syd & Nord and Kriegers Flak including a complete of greater than 1.4 GW wind energy capacity to the Danish energy system.