Vattenfall Builds Wind Turbines Warehouse at Port of Esbjerg
Soon the construction of a new, large warehouse facility will commence at the Port of Esbjerg where Vattenfall will establish a 2,100 sqm indoor warehouse and an 8,200 sqm outdoor storage facility. It is from this central warehouse facility in Esbjerg that the major part of Vattenfall’s wind farms in Northern Europe will be supplied with critical main components such as gearboxes, generators, transformers, shafts and blades as well as the main components necessary for bringing the electricity on shore such as array cables and switchgear. The warehouse will be a supplement to the dedicated warehouses that will still serve the individual wind farms.
Vattenfall is operating more than 1,300 onshore and offshore wind turbines in Northern Europe dispersed across farms from Northern Sweden over Denmark to Germany and the Netherlands. Already today, the farms are monitored from Vattenfall’s local control room in Esbjerg and in future the town will also be the hub for a central warehouse for these wind farms.
The construction work will begin at the end of June this year, and is expected to be completed some ten months later. After that, the warehouse has to be stocked and made ready for operation in June 2022.