Danish Energy Agency okays Vattenfall’s offshore wind couple

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has granted permission for Vattenfall’s Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd offshore wind projects.

The decisions come after the assessment of the supplementary environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for the two wind farms.

The go-ahead allows Vattenfall to start the projects once the appeal period expires on 11 January 2021.

Located nine and eight kilometers offshore, respectively, Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord will comprise a total of 41 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW turbines with a combined capacity of 344.4 MW.

Vattenfall had initially planned to commission the wind farms in 2020, but had to delay the projects after the Danish Energy Agency initiated new EIA processes.

The company has since changed the layout of the wind farms, pushing the turbines as far offshore as possible. Commissioning is expected by 2023.