Vattenfall to build a wind farm in Netherlands

"This is a great step for Vattenfall and the development of sustainable energy in the Netherlands. We are now delivering on our strategy to increase investments in renewable energy," said Anders Dahl, Head of Renewables at Vattenfall.

Vattenfall’s total wind power capacity now amounts to about 3.7TWh, which is 60 percent more than in 2010. This corresponds to household electricity for approximately 750,000 Swedish homes, the company said. Current onshore inaugurations in Sweden are Stor-Rotliden, with a generation capacity for 50,000 households, and Östra Herrestad, with a generation capacity for 11,000 households.

Next in line are two Danish and one British onshore wind energy project. Vattenfall plans to invest more in offshore wind turbines projects and next year begins the building of DanTysk in the North Sea with a capacity to generate power for almost 300,000 households. This is a total investment of 10 billion SEK and Vattenfall will invest half of that sum, the company added.