Every single turbine at the offshore windfarm Vesterhav Syd has now supplied the first power and the offshore wind farm is now completely connected to the Danish power grid. The milestone is the culmination of almost seven years’ work on the offshore wind farm.
“At Vattenfall, we are always happy when we finish an offshore wind farm and thereby contribute to fossil freedom. This time, we allow ourselves to be even more happy, since there is a cold winter in Denmark and Northern Europe where fossil-free and reliable electricity is of the essence,”
says Mathilde Damsgaard, project director for Vesterhav Syd and Nord at Vattenfall.
Vesterhav Syd’s 20 wind turbines were erected from July to September last year. On 10 November 2023, Vattenfall delivered the farm’s first power. Since then, the turbines have been connected to the grid one by one and the wind farm is now 100 per cent completed.
In 2016, Vattenfall won the tender for Vesterhav Syd with a historically low strike price of 47.5 Danish øre per kWh.
Vattenfall is also operating Vesterhav Nord offshore wind farm approximately 80 kilometers from the southern twin. Vattenfall expects to connect Vesterhav North to the grid during the first quarter this year. Combined, the Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord offshore wind farms will generate fossil-free electricity equivalent to the consumption of more than 350.000 Danish households.
Facts about Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord:
- Total installed capacity of 344 MW–168 MW at Vesterhav Syd and 176 MW at Vesterhav Nord.
- The offshore wind farms will consist of 20 and 21 turbines, respectively, with a capcity of 8.4 MW each.
- Electricity production can cover the annual consumption of more than 350,000 Danish households.