Swedish energy company Vattenfall has successfully supplied the initial power from its offshore wind farm, Vesterhav Syd, to the Danish power grid. This milestone comes after nearly seven years of dedicated work on the wind farm, with the first turbine generating fossil-free electricity on November 10, 2023.
Vattenfall's Project Director for the Vesterhav Syd and Nord Offshore Wind Farms, Mathilde Damsgaard, expressed a tremendous sense of pride and relief at the accomplishment. The 20 wind turbines at Vesterhav Syd were erected between July and September of this year, and the final electrical connection works are currently underway.
As of now, two turbines at Vesterhav Syd are actively generating electricity, and the remaining 18 are expected to be sequentially connected to the power grid in the coming weeks. Concurrently, Vattenfall is also progressing with the connection of turbines from the Vesterhav Nord Offshore Wind Farm. Both wind farms are slated to achieve full connection to the grid by the end of the year.
The combined capacity of the Vesterhav Syd and Nord Offshore Wind Farms will generate electricity equivalent to the consumption of 350,000 households. The entire project boasts a total installed capacity of 344 MW, with Vesterhav Syd accounting for 168 MW and Vesterhav Nord for 176 MW. Each wind farm consists of 20 and 21 turbines, respectively, with a capacity of 8.4 MW each.
Vattenfall's achievement marks a significant contribution to Denmark's renewable energy landscape, emphasizing the company's commitment to advancing sustainable and environmentally friendly power generation.