Swedish state-owned power company Vattenfall has inaugurated its Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm, located 15-40km offshore from Denmark in the Baltic Sea.
The 604MW facility is said to be Vattenfall’s largest offshore wind farm in operation to date, as well as the largest in Scandinavia.
It is expected to increase Denmark’s total wind power production by 16%.
Vattenfall CEO Anna Borg said: “With today’s inauguration, we are taking one step closer towards our goal of enabling fossil-free living within one generation.
“Kriegers Flak stands as a strong contribution to the green transition, which is why we are proud that the wind farm is now ready to provide fossil-free power to Danish homes and industry.”
Kriegers Flak covers a 132km² area and features 72 offshore wind turbines, which generate enough clean energy to power almost 600,000 Danish households.
The wind facility was inaugurated by the Crown Prince of Denmark together with Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs Simon Kollerup.
It features 170km of underwater cables and will be serviced from the Port of Klintholm on the Island of Møn.
Vattenfall Wind business area head Helene Biström said: “Kriegers Flak has been a very successful project, which, despite being constructed amidst a global pandemic, is in operation ahead of schedule.
“It shows the commitment of society, our partners and Vattenfall to a carbon-neutral future. At the same time, it underlines our strategic ambition to accelerate fossil-free living with the power of renewables.”
Kriegers Flak’s construction was first approved by the Danish Parliament in 2012. In December 2018, Vattenfall took the final investment decision for the wind farm.
Last May, the project’s first foundations were put in place. Wind turbine installation at the wind farm began at the start of this year and was completed in June.