Swedish energy company Vattenfall has achieved a significant milestone with the complete connection of its 168MW Vesterhav Syd offshore wind farm to the Danish power grid. The project, featuring 20 wind turbines, witnessed construction activities from July to September of the previous year.
Vattenfall marked a key moment on November 10, 2023, when the first power from Vesterhav Syd was delivered. Subsequently, the turbines were systematically integrated into the grid, culminating in the wind farm's full operational readiness.
Mathilde Damsgaard, the project director for Vesterhav Syd and Nord at Vattenfall, expressed satisfaction with the accomplishment, emphasizing the added significance during the current cold winter in Denmark and Northern Europe. Damsgaard stated, “At Vattenfall, we are always happy when we finish an offshore wind farm and thereby contribute to fossil freedom. This time, we allow ourselves to be even more happy, since there is a cold winter in Denmark and Northern Europe where fossil-free and reliable electricity is of the essence.”
In tandem with this success, Vattenfall is in the process of finalizing the 176MW Vesterhav Nord offshore wind farm, located approximately 80 km from its southern counterpart.
The company anticipates connecting Vesterhav Nord to the grid in the current quarter. Collectively, Vesterhav Syd and Nord boast a combined capacity of 344MW, contributing significantly to Denmark's renewable energy objectives.