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First power from offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid delivered

The first power from Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm has been successfully delivered to the Dutch electricity grid. Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm, located around 18-35 kilometres off the Dutch coast in the North Sea is still in a testing phase, but the first operating turbine is already producing electricity, which is transferred to shore … Continue reading First power from offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid delivered

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Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming French offshore wind energy tender in the Mediterranean Sea

Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming floating French offshore wind tender for two projects off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. On 2 August, the French government launched its sixth offshore wind tender after a public consultation process has identified areas between 296 and 364km² within which two floating offshore wind farms of 250 MW capacity … Continue reading Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming French offshore wind energy tender in the Mediterranean Sea

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Vattenfall and Netto Germany Cooperate on Charging Infrastructure for Electric Mobility

Vattenfall and the grocery discounter Netto will cooperate in setting up fast charging stations in Germany. Initially, around 470 charging stations with 940 charging points are to be set up at over 270 Netto stores. The charging stations, which are accessible to everyone, will be supplied with electricity from renewable sources. The construction of the … Continue reading Vattenfall and Netto Germany Cooperate on Charging Infrastructure for Electric Mobility

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Grönhult wind power park – rising of power plant

The first wind turbine at Grönhult wind farm is now being erected, where a total of twelve 5.6 MW wind turbines will be installed from Vestas. In May 2021, construction of the wind farm began. The work began with the construction of roads and then parking spaces, foundations and the internal electricity network for the … Continue reading Grönhult wind power park – rising of power plant

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Gas market is in focus and emphasises the importance of the energy transition

Vattenfall’s underlying results for the first half of the year remained unchanged from last year. In Europe there is a lot of focus on securing gas for the upcoming winter. In order to reduce fossil fuel dependency, the pace in the energy transition needs to remain high. “Turbulence in the electricity market increased in the … Continue reading Gas market is in focus and emphasises the importance of the energy transition

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Wind power and biodiversity come together at Hollandse Kust West offshore wind farm

To be sustainable, offshore wind power must be rolled out in harmony with nature and the environment. Critical biodiversity research, groundbreaking innovations and updates to wind turbines mean that sustainably generated electricity and a healthy ecosystem are becoming increasingly intertwined. Biodiversity around wind farms  Vattenfall aims to make a net positive contribution to biodiversity by … Continue reading Wind power and biodiversity come together at Hollandse Kust West offshore wind farm

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Vattenfall’s wind power reduces carbon footprint

The carbon footprint of Vattenfall’s wind power has now been reduced to 13 grammes per kilowatt hour generated, compared to 15 grammes in 2016, and the reduction trend only continues. The new Swedish wind farm Blakliden Fäbodberget landed at a record low 8 g CO2/kWh. In this case, this is a 47 per cent reduction in … Continue reading Vattenfall’s wind power reduces carbon footprint

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Vattenfall aims to build the world’s first offshore hydrogen cluster in the Netherlands

In the future, more and more of our energy will come from wind energy and solar power. Since nothing changes as much as the weather, the amount of electricity supplied by wind turbines and solar is also in a constant state of flux. How can we overcome this? How can we ensure that the supply … Continue reading Vattenfall aims to build the world’s first offshore hydrogen cluster in the Netherlands

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Vattenfall and St1 form a new partnership to produce a large volume of fossil-free aviation electro fuel on the Swedish west coast

Vattenfall and St1 have signed a Letter of Intent to develop a fossil-free value chain for production of synthetic electro fuel and the next step is to jointly conduct a feasibility study. The study aims at addressing the full value chain for production of electro fuel from offshore wind, starting 2029 and gradually growing towards … Continue reading Vattenfall and St1 form a new partnership to produce a large volume of fossil-free aviation electro fuel on the Swedish west coast

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Vattenfall and Preem to investigate large scale decarbonization using offshore wind power and hydrogen

Vattenfall and Preem will now enter into a feasibility phase to assess the possibility of accelerating the development of a value chain connecting offshore wind and hydrogen with the refining industry on the Swedish west coast to swiftly transform to fossil-free fuels, starting latest 2030. Vattenfall sees a huge potential to decarbonize industries like refining, … Continue reading Vattenfall and Preem to investigate large scale decarbonization using offshore wind power and hydrogen

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Surge in Europe’s demand for wind power

In the wake of Russia’s war on Ukraine, wind power expansion is not just about the climate, but also to secure Europe’s energy supply. Helene Biström, Head of Vattenfall’s Wind operations explains how Vattenfall will contribute when Europe’s need of renewables surges in this new episode of Vattenfall Studio. In this episode of Vattenfall Studio: … Continue reading Surge in Europe’s demand for wind power

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Environmental Impact of Wind Power

Helene Biström, Senior Vice President, Vattenfall Business Area Wind notes: “Wind power is important to reach our climate targets in Europe”. Accelerated renewables growth is key to achieving a sustainable energy system and unlocking the climate benefits of widespread electrification of society. Wind power is one of the most important energy sources for driving decarbonization … Continue reading Environmental Impact of Wind Power

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Vattenfall and Air Liquide sign long-term electricity supply agreement for offshore wind power

Air Liquide has signed its largest long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to date in the Netherlands with Vattenfall, for 115 MW or around 500 GWh per year, of renewable electricity from the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid. This PPA comes in addition to a 100 GWh-PPA with Air Liquide announced in March 2021, expanding … Continue reading Vattenfall and Air Liquide sign long-term electricity supply agreement for offshore wind power

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Vattenfall invests in two offshore wind projects outside Gothenburg

Vattenfall is buying the majority share in two offshore wind projects off the coast of Gothenburg from wind power company Zephyr. Once fully developed, the projects are expected to generate 10.5 TWh of fossil-free electricity annually. The two wind projects, named Vidar and Poseidon, are located between 25 and 27 kilometers off the Swedish west … Continue reading Vattenfall invests in two offshore wind projects outside Gothenburg

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Vattenfall offshore wind farm will use recyclable wind turbine blades

The Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm in the Netherlands will use a new type of wind turbine blades that can be recycled. The blades are made with a new type of resin which makes it easier to reclaim the different blade components. Last year, Vattenfall set the target to recycle all wind turbine blades … Continue reading Vattenfall offshore wind farm will use recyclable wind turbine blades

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Old Dutch wind turbine blades becomes new skis

Vattenfall has set a target to recycle all dismantled wind turbine blades by 2030, and 50 percent of the blades already by 2025. Turbine blades from Dutch Wind farm Irene Vorrink will be the first to enter the recycling process and turned into skis, snowboards and construction materials for solar farms. Gustav Frid, Senior Environment … Continue reading Old Dutch wind turbine blades becomes new skis

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Vattenfall inaugurates its largest onshore wind farm – Blakliden Fäbodberget

Today, Blakliden Fäbodberget – Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm to date with 84 wind turbines – was inaugurated. Construction of Blakliden Fäbodberget, located in Lycksele and Åsele municipalities, began in 2018 and the wind farm is now in full operation. The farm, which is owned by Vattenfall along with Vestas and AIP Management, has a … Continue reading Vattenfall inaugurates its largest onshore wind farm – Blakliden Fäbodberget

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Swedish Government grants permit for offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak

Vattenfall welcomes the Swedish Government’s decision to grant construction permit of an offshore wind farm at Swedish Kriegers Flak. Kriegers Flak in the south of the Baltic sea is the one of Vattenfall’s Swedish offshore wind projects that has come the furthest in its development. Vattenfall’s application covers 40 to 50 wind turbines with a … Continue reading Swedish Government grants permit for offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak

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World’s first hydrogen-producing offshore wind turbine gets GBP 9.3million funding boost

Vattenfall has been awarded  GBP 9.3 million in innovation funding from the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 fund by the UK Government. The funding will be used to develop the world’s first hydrogen-producing offshore wind turbine, with the electrolyzer sited directly onto an existing operational turbine. The pilot project at Vattenfall’s … Continue reading World’s first hydrogen-producing offshore wind turbine gets GBP 9.3million funding boost

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Vattenfall commissions hydrogen gas-driven backup power for telecoms networks

Today, in collaboration with Ballard Power Systems and IT Norrbotten, Vattenfall is inaugurating Sweden’s first hydrogen gas-driven fuel cell plant for backup power for broadband networks. The plant, located in Överkalix, will ensure uninterrupted operation of broadband and digital communications in the event of prolonged power outages in cold climates. “The new fuel cell plant … Continue reading Vattenfall commissions hydrogen gas-driven backup power for telecoms networks

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