Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm inaugurated
Denmark: With 72 offshore wind turbines Kriegers Flak wind farm is Scandinavia’s largest and will increase Danish wind power production by 16 percent.
His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Denmark on 6 September inaugurated the wind farm together with Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Simon Kollerup.
“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,” says Anna Borg, CEO of Vattenfall.
The new offshore wind farm is located in the Baltic Sea, 15–40 km off the coast of Denmark and is Vattenfall’s newest and to date largest offshore wind farm in operation.
The construction of Kriegers Flak was decided by the Danish parliament in 2012. In May 2020, Vattenfall put the first foundation in place, and at the beginning of this year, the first out of 72 wind turbines was installed. Since then, the remaining turbines have been continuously installed and put into operation.
The inauguration marks Vattenfall’s position as the largest provider of offshore wind power in Denmark covering more than half the installed capacity.
Kriegers Flak will be serviced out of the Port of Klintholm on the Island of Møn.
Source: Vattenfall Group