Vattenfall investigates linking Danish and Swedish projects

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Vattenfall is investigating the possibility of connecting its Danish Kriegers Flak offshore wind to the Swedish Kriegers Flak II offshore wind farm.

According to Vattenfall, a cross border cable with a capacity of 300-400 MW could connect the two wind farms from 2025. The Danish Kriegers Flak will also connect to the operational German 288MW
EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm via the Kiergers Flak Combined Grid Solution, a partnership between Energinet and 50Hertz featuring two 150 kV cables. Trial operation of this link is scheduled for Q1 2020. It will be the world’s first offshore wind interconnector project.

The 605 MW Danish
Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm will feature 72 Siemens Gamesa turbines of 8.4 MW on monopile foundations. The Final Investment Decision for the project was made in late 2018 and is awaiting final approval of a supplemental Environmental Impact Assessment from the Danish Energy Agency (DEA). A public consultation will conclude in December and the DEA hope to grant final EIA permits for the project in January 2020 with a view to Vattenfall starting construction as soon as possible.

The 640 MW Swedish
Kriegers Flak II project is in the re-permit phase to allow for higher tip heights and longer time for finalising construction. Subject to permit success, the wind farm could be constructed around 2024-2027.

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