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Helene Biström new Senior Vice President Business Area Wind

Helene Biström has been appointed new Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Wind at Vattenfall and member of the Executive Group Management. Helene Biström has a long experience from and a broad and deep understanding of the energy industry. She is today Executive Vice President Commercial at BillerudKorsnäs. She has previously been CEO … Continue reading Helene Biström new Senior Vice President Business Area Wind

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Vattenfall issues EUR 500 million green bond

Vattenfall has issued a new EUR 500 million green senior bond. The issue was oversubscribed by more than 3.5 times. Vattenfall now has three green bonds outstanding with a total size of EUR 1.5 billion. The proceeds from the bond issue will be earmarked for investments in the four eligible categories specified in Vattenfall’s Green … Continue reading Vattenfall issues EUR 500 million green bond

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All-electric heavy truck challenges the Arctic climate

Can electrically powered heavy trucks function in 44 °C below zero in northern Sweden? Kaunis Iron is now collaborating with Vattenfall, Volvo Trucks, ABB and Wist Last & Buss in a unique pilot project to develop a sustainable logistics system for the future. It is a vision of Kaunis Iron to develop the world’s most … Continue reading All-electric heavy truck challenges the Arctic climate

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First wind turbine at Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in place

The first wind turbine at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm is in place and will deliver the first fossil-free electricity shortly. It will be the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark. On 27 January, the tower, nacelle and blades were installed for the first turbine at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the … Continue reading First wind turbine at Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in place

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Vattenfall and Kaunis Iron in a new partnership concerning electrified fossil-free mining operations

Vattenfall AB and Kaunis Iron AB have signed a letter of intent to develop fossil-free and electrified mining operations at the iron ore mine in Pajala. The collaboration means finding business solutions to reduce the need for fossil fuels in the mining operations. Here, future wind power projects such as Käymävaara and Selkävaara can play … Continue reading Vattenfall and Kaunis Iron in a new partnership concerning electrified fossil-free mining operations

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The Danish Energy Agency grant permits for Vesterhav Syd and Nord wind power plants

On Monday 14 December, the Danish Energy Agency gave permission for the construction work on the offshore wind farms Vesterhav Syd and Nord to begin. The Danish Energy Agency’s decision constitutes a stamp of approval that Vattenfall’s projects comply with legislation with regards the environment, nature and consideration for neighbors. On Monday 14 December, the … Continue reading The Danish Energy Agency grant permits for Vesterhav Syd and Nord wind power plants

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Vattenfall to deliver wind energy 24/7 to Microsoft´s Swedish datacenters

Vattenfall and Microsoft in Sweden piloted 24/7 Matching solution last year and are now intensifying the partnership as energy partners. The 24/7 Matching solution will be used in the new Microsoft datacenters in Sweden to measure renewable energy consumption per hour. Vattenfall will also deliver EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) labelled hydro and wind power 24/7 … Continue reading Vattenfall to deliver wind energy 24/7 to Microsoft´s Swedish datacenters

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Vattenfall starts construction Wind farm Klaverspoor

This autumn, Vattenfall will start the construction of Klaverspoor Wind Farm in the province of Noord Brabant in the Netherlands next to the A16 motorway. The project involves an investment of EUR 45 million. Twenty-five percent of this amount will come from the Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (Development Company of Brabant, BOM). “Vattenfall wants to make … Continue reading Vattenfall starts construction Wind farm Klaverspoor

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HYBRIT’s next step receives support from Swedish Energy Agency

The Swedish Energy Agency has decided to contribute SEK 22 million in support to HYBRIT – SSAB’s, LKAB’s and Vattenfall’s joint initiative for fossil-free steel – for a comprehensive feasibility study. The study is part of the work on the planned demonstration plant, which is an important link in the development of an overall fossil-free … Continue reading HYBRIT’s next step receives support from Swedish Energy Agency

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Vattenfall opens Princess Ariane Wind Farm, the largest Dutch onshore wind farm

Today Vattenfall has opened the largest Dutch onshore wind farm. The former Wieringermeer wind farm was officially renamed Princess Ariane Wind Farm during an opening ceremony. It consists of 82 wind turbines and will generate renewable electricity equalling the demand of approximately 370,000 households. “Princess Ariane Wind Farm is a light house project for us … Continue reading Vattenfall opens Princess Ariane Wind Farm, the largest Dutch onshore wind farm

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Vattenfall opens its first floating solar farm

Vattenfall has opened its first floating solar farm in Gendringen, the Netherlands. The solar farm, with a capacity of 1.2 megawatt, was built on the site of the sand and gravel extraction company Netterden. This means that from now on, half of the annual energy consumption of the electric sand dredge and the associated sorting and processing … Continue reading Vattenfall opens its first floating solar farm

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Vattenfall and Glennmont sign wind power balancing services deal

Vattenfall and the European clean energy investor Glennmont Partners have signed a long-term agreement to provide balancing services for Piiparinmäki, a new 211 MW onshore wind farm that will become the largest in Finland. The onshore wind farm Piiparinmäki, acquired by Glennmont Partners in September last year, is located in central Finland near Kajaani and … Continue reading Vattenfall and Glennmont sign wind power balancing services deal

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Wooden tower set to reduce carbon dioxide footprint from future wind turbines

Vattenfall and Modvion have entered into collaboration on using wooden towers for onshore wind turbines, a venture expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in manufacturing by at least 25 percent. Vattenfall will be assessing Modvion’s wooden tower for potential use in future wind farms.   “During their life cycles, Vattenfall’s wind turbines already have very … Continue reading Wooden tower set to reduce carbon dioxide footprint from future wind turbines

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Dutch wind farm built in cooperation with local citizens’ initiative

In the coming years, the Dutch government will focus on local ownership in the development of solar and wind. In Almere, Vattenfall is working with a local citizens’ initiative on the construction of a wind farm. The new Jaap Rodenburg wind farm in Almere-Pampus in the province of Flevoland will replace the existing Jaap Rodenburg … Continue reading Dutch wind farm built in cooperation with local citizens’ initiative

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Vattenfall and Aral in a new e-mobility cooperation

Vattenfall has closed one of the major deals in e-mobility with Aral in Germany and and BP in the Netherlands. The deal makes it easier to get into e-mobility and mixed fleets. Firstly by introducing a unique hybrid card, for both conventional fueling and electric charging, that will make payment easy. Secondly to offer Aral’s … Continue reading Vattenfall and Aral in a new e-mobility cooperation

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Solar power complements German pumped hydro plants

Combining solar with other power sources is smart way of using technical infrastructure. In Germany two hydro power stations will get additional solar power. In expanding its energy production via solar energy in Germany, Vattenfall is set to begin construction of a photovoltaic plant at the Markersbach pumped storage plant in Saxony, close to the … Continue reading Solar power complements German pumped hydro plants

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Wind energy in the Netherlands, 50 Nordex wind turbines for Vattenfall wind farm

Nordex has successfully completed the first part of the Dutch 300 MW wind power project Wieringermeer for its customer Vattenfall: The last of 50 N117/3600 wind turbines were connected to the grid in August. The location of the project – not to mention the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – posed particular challenges. Construction of … Continue reading Wind energy in the Netherlands, 50 Nordex wind turbines for Vattenfall wind farm

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Vattenfall to install 8,000 new charging points in the Netherlands

Vattenfall has won one of the bigger tenders for new charging networks in the Netherlands. Up to 8,000 new charge points will be realized until 2024 in the provinces Noord-Brabant and Limburg. The agreement contains innovative solutions such as smart charging and proactive expansion of the charging infrastructure. Vattenfall´s goal is to enable a fossil … Continue reading Vattenfall to install 8,000 new charging points in the Netherlands

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Kriegers Flak will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind power plant

On Friday, the 72nd and final foundation of the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm was successfully placed in the Baltic Sea. Although working under special circumstances due to Covid19, the installation of the foundations, which started in May, were completed on schedule in a little over three months. Once completed, Kriegers Flak will be Denmark’s … Continue reading Kriegers Flak will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind power plant

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SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall to start up the world’s first pilot plant for fossil-free steel

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall are taking a decisive step toward fossil-free steelmaking with the start-up of HYBRIT’s globally unique pilot plant for the production of fossil-free sponge iron. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven started up the plant together with Isabella Lövin, Minister for Environment and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister, Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO … Continue reading SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall to start up the world’s first pilot plant for fossil-free steel

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