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Vattenfall wins 350MW near-shore wind tender in Denmark

CTBR Staff Writer Published 13 September 2016

Vattenfall has won Denmark’s 350MW near-shore wind tender with a bid of DKK 0.475 (EUR 0.064) per per kilowatt hour.

In the Danish near shore wind tender (DNS), Vattenfall won the right to develop two coastal wind parks, one of 180MW at Vesterhav Syd and the other with 170MW capacity at Vesterhav Nord.

The company beat off competition from Wpd Hofor Danish Offshore Consortium and the European Energy Nearshore Consortium, whose bids were not disclosed.

Vattenfall said it will now start final preparations to establish the wind complex, with a targeted start of construction in 2019.

Before commencing construction, the company needs to secure a final approval from the Danish government.

Works include procurement of main components and services such as wind turbines, foundations and cables, installation vessels, optimization and final design of the wind farm.

Denmark country manager Ole Bigum Nielsen said:“We’re very much looking forward to DNS  providing another opportunity to spearhead Denmark’s leading position within offshore technology fulfilling the ambition to make the North Sea the Energy Valley of the world."

Vattenfall CEO Magnus Hall said: "Denmark is a core market for us. We have been involved in wind power in the Denmark for almost 20 years now and this is an important achievement for our portfolio, as it enables us to provide sustainable energy for 375,000 households.”

Vattenfall had earlier unveield plans to invest €5bn in sustainable development in the next five years and increase its wind power production in all countries where it operates.

Image: Vattenfall wins tender to construct two near shore wind farms in Denmark. Photo: Courtesy of xedos4/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.