Vattenfall announced that the tower, nacelle and blades were installed for the first turbine at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea on 27 January. The individual parts of the turbines are assembled at Port of Roenne on the Danish island of Bornholm. Afterwards they are shipped in sets of four to the construction site at sea. The 72 turbines are produced by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and will be commissioned on an ongoing basis as they are installed.
The installation follows the granting last week by the Danish Energy Agency of the license to produce electricity. Despite the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction of Kriegers Flak is generally proceeding according to plan and scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2021, at the latest.
Compared to 2019, Kriegers Flak will increase the Danish production of wind energy by 16 per cent or enough to cover the annual electricity consumption of approximately 600,000 Danish households.
Vattenfall is Denmark's largest developer of offshore wind and is, in addition to Kriegers Flak, also building two offshore wind farms off Jutland's west coast.
Kriegers Flak will have a production capacity of around 600 MW.
Approximately 600,000 Danish households can have their annual electricity consumption covered by the offshore wind farm.
Each of the 72 wind turbines are 187 metres tall, and each foundation weighs up to 800 tonnes.
The offshore wind farm is located in the Baltic Sea, 15-40 kilometres off the Danish coast.
The site covers an area of 132 km2 and has approximately 170 kilometres of subsea cables.
The farm is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2021.