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All wind turbines installed at Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm

On 5 June, the last of a total of 72 wind turbines was installed at Kriegers Flak, which will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm. Next steps will be to finalise testing and certification of the wind farm so that it can be inaugurated after summer. Despite the logistical challenges that the Covid pandemic has … Continue reading All wind turbines installed at Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm

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Profitable Plug-in car cooperation with Volvo

Vattenfall and Volvo Car Corporation started a first-of-its-kind joint venture, V2, in 2009. The aim was to put plug-in hybrid cars on the market. In December 2020, the joint venture was dissolved and the joint venture can look back on a successful cooperation that in many ways paved the way for electric vehicles. In May … Continue reading Profitable Plug-in car cooperation with Volvo

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Combining wind power, solar, batteries and in future even electrolysers

Combining wind power, solar energy, batteries and in future even electrolysers, allows hybrid parks to be more cost effective by sharing infrastructure such as roads, grid connections or substations and even support the grid stability. Hybrid parks can be custom-designed or retro fitted to existing assets to combine multiple technologies, such as wind turbines, solar … Continue reading Combining wind power, solar, batteries and in future even electrolysers

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Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming French offshore wind power tender in Normandy

Vattenfall prequalifies, together with partners wpd and Banque des Territoires, for the upcoming 1 GW French offshore wind tender off the coast of Normandy. On 15th January 2021, the French government launched its fourth offshore wind tender after a public consultation process identified an area of 500km2 within which the future offshore wind farm will … Continue reading Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming French offshore wind power tender in Normandy

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Natura 2000 permit a step towards more fossil-free electricity

The County Administrative Board of Skåne grants Vattenfall a Natura 2000 permit to build wind power on the Swedish section of Kriegers Flak. The decision is a step toward achieving Sweden’s climate goals and makes a long-awaited contribution to energy supply in southern Sweden. Kriegers Flak is an area in the Baltic Sea 30 km … Continue reading Natura 2000 permit a step towards more fossil-free electricity

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Flexible charging cuts electricity bills and creates grid stability

Steered charging of electric vehicles can provide the electricity grid with much needed flexibility. In Berlin and Amsterdam, Vattenfall is running two interesting new projects to test flexible charging. The advancing electrification of our society is generating increased demand for renewable electricity. However, since its feed-in fluctuates, the match between supply and demand is becoming … Continue reading Flexible charging cuts electricity bills and creates grid stability

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Hvide Sande to be the service port for three Vattenfall wind farms

Vattenfall has chosen Hvide Sande Harbour as its service port for Vesterhav Syd and Nord wind farms. Hvide Sande will to be the service hub for Vattenfall’s Danish offshore wind power operations in the northern part of the North Sea and benefit from the creation of about 50 jobs. The choice of Hvide Sande as … Continue reading Hvide Sande to be the service port for three Vattenfall wind farms

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SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall building unique pilot project in Luleå for large-scale hydrogen storage

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall have commenced building a rock cavern storage facility for fossil-free hydrogen gas on a pilot scale next to HYBRIT’s pilot facility for direct reduction in Luleå, North of Sweden. This is an important step in the development of a fossil-free value chain for fossil-free steel. The investment cost of just over … Continue reading SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall building unique pilot project in Luleå for large-scale hydrogen storage

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Vattenfall to begin industrialization of future fossil-free steelmaking by establishing the world’s first production plant for fossil-free sponge iron in Gällivare

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall are now taking a new, decisive leap forward in their work to make fossil-free steel for the global market. Industrialization of the technology being developed through HYBRIT will start in Gällivare, northern Sweden, where the world’s first production plant for fossil-free sponge iron – from feedstock to steel – is being … Continue reading Vattenfall to begin industrialization of future fossil-free steelmaking by establishing the world’s first production plant for fossil-free sponge iron in Gällivare

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140 Wind turbines with a rotor diameter of 200 meters for Wind Farm Hollandse Kust Zuid

Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa are working together on the development of the new 11 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for offshore Wind Farm Hollandse Kust Zuid. Hollandse Kust Zuid will be the first offshore wind farm to install a new series of wind turbines: the Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive 11 MW. These 140 new turbines … Continue reading 140 Wind turbines with a rotor diameter of 200 meters for Wind Farm Hollandse Kust Zuid

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Air Liquide first customer for offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid

Vattenfall has signed its first power contract for wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid. Air Liquide will purchase 100GWh of fossil-free electricity per year from the wind farm located off the Dutch coast. The 15-year contract will start in 2023 when the Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm is operational. Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, … Continue reading Air Liquide first customer for offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid

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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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