Vattenfall Windpower Ltd
Vattenfall is a Swedish, state owned, energy company which develops, builds and operates on and offshore wind farms around the UK. Vattenfall has invested close to £3bn in wind power in the UK since 2008 and supported thousands of UK jobs. In 2016, Vattenfall started sole development of up to 3.6GW.
- Targeted a tripling of its wind business to 7GW by 2025
- Globally second largest operator of offshore wind
- Operating 589MW offshore wind capacity in UK
- Developing the pioneering European Offshore Wind Deployment
Vattenfall is a Swedish, state owned, energy company which develops, builds and operates on and offshore wind farms around the UK. We are globally the second biggest operator of offshore wind. Vattenfall has targeted a tripling of its wind business to 7GW by 2025.
In 2010, Vattenfall acquired rights, in a joint venture, to develop the East Anglia Offshore Wind Farm from The Crown Estate. The partnership gained consent for East Anglia ONE in 2014. After securing an agreement for lease from The Crown Estate in 2016, Vattenfall started development on its own of the northern half of the zone with a target capacity of 3.6GW. The zone split is a more effective way to secure the potential of the zone and deliver low cost, low carbon power to the UK consumer.
Vattenfall will work with interests across the East Anglia to capture the benefits of the development for the region.
Vattenfall operates four offshore wind farms in UK waters, including the 300MW Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, off the Kent coast. In 2015 it completed the construction of Kentish Flats Extension Offshore Wind Farm, adding 15 turbines to the existing 30. In 2012, it commissioned the 150MW Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm. In late 2015, Vattenfall entered into a partnering arrangement with Swedish pension fund AMF on Ormonde, whilst remaining as operator and retaining a majority share. Vattenfall is also a partner driving the development of the pioneering European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, off Aberdeen.
Vattenfall also operates a number of wind farms in Danish, German and Swedish waters.
Elsewhere in Europe, Vattenfall supplies power and heat to customers in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands from hydro, biomass, wind, nuclear, coal and gas. It also operates wind assets from Denmark and the UK.