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Vattenfall Building Wind Components Warehouse in Denmark (Int'l.)
Vattenfall
Date: 2021-06-28
In Sweden, Stockholm-based wind energy giant Vattenfall reports it plans to construct a large wind turbine parts and components -- gearboxes, generators, transformers, shafts, blades and others -- warehouse at the Danish Port of Esbjerg. The 2,100 sqm indoor warehouse and an 8,200 sqm outdoor storage facility will serve wind farms in Scandinavia, Northern Europe and the UK when completed and stocked in 2022.

Vattenfall presently operates more than 1,300 on- and offshore wind turbines in Northern Sweden, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, all of which are monitored from Vattenfall's central control room in Esbjerg. (Source: Vattenfall, Website PR, June, 2021) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Wind,  


Vattenfall, Air Liquide Ink Offshore Wind Farm PPA (Int'l. Report)
Vattenfall, Air Liquide
Date: 2021-03-19
In Sweden, Stockholm-based Vattenfall reports the inking of a 15-year power purchase agreement with Air Liquide for 100GWh of power from its Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm beginning in 2023. Air Liquide will use the electricity to power its factories in the Netherlands.

Hollandse Kust Zuid, the world's first subsidy free offshore wind farm, will be located between 18 and 36 kilometers off the Dutch coast. Construction is slated to get underway this year for completion in 2023, when the 140-turbine wind farm will generate more than 6 TWh of green electricity per year. (Source: Vattenfall, PR, Website, 18 Mar., 2021) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com; Air Liquide, Corporate Communications, +33 (0)1 40 62 58 49, media@airliquide.com, www.airliquide.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Air Liquide,  Offshore Wind,  


Vattenfall, Van Oord Ink Turbines O&M Contract (Int'l. Report)
Vattenfall,Van Oord
Date: 2021-02-24
Vattenfall reports it has awarded Rotterdan-based Van Oord's MPI Offshore a four-year operations and maintenance (O&M) framework contract for jack-up and associated lifting services for main component exchanges across Vattenfall's portfolio of offshore wind farms.

The contract covers planned and unplanned maintenance campaigns for about 600 Vattenfall wind turbines. (Source: Vattenfall, PR, Offshore 22 Feb., 2021) Contact: Van Oord, +31 88 8260000, info@vanoord.com; www.vanoord.com Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Offshore Wind,  


Preem, Vattenfall Green-Hydrogen Collaboration Progressing (Int'l.)
Preem, Vattenfall
Date: 2021-01-22
In Sweden, a Stockholm-based collaboration between electric power utility Vattenfall AB and Sweden's major renewable fuel producer Preem AB reports it is considering construction of a 200-500 MW green hydrogen for transportation biofuel production facility at Preem's renewable fuels refinery in Lysekil. As reported on 11 Nov., 2020, the Lysekil facility is being converted to produce 950,000 cubic meters of renewable fuel by 2024.

Preem's target of producing 5 million cubic meters of biofuel by 2030 could deliver a reduction of transport emissions of up to 12.5 million tpy of CO2 -- equivalent to about 20 pct of Sweden's total emissions. (Source: Preem, PR, Website, ChemEngineering, 21 Jan., 2021) Contact: Preem, Peter Abrahamsson, Sustainable Development, Petter Holland, CEO, Pres., +46 (0) 10 459 1000, www.preem.se/en/in-english; Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Preem,  Vattenfall,  Green Hydrogen,  Renewable Fuel,  


Netherland's Largest Wind Farm Begins Power Production (Int'l.)
Vattenfall
Date: 2020-10-05
Swedish utility Vattenfall reports its 301-MW Princess Ariane onshore wind farm in Wieringermeer, the Netherlands has begun power production. The 82-turbine facility began construction in 2018.

The Netherlands aims to have installed between 7.5-8.5 GW of onshore wind by 2030. It reached around 3.5 GW by the end of last year. (Source: Vattenfall. Montel, Oct., 2020)Contact:Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  Netherlands Wind,  


Vattenfall's 301MW Dutch Onshore Wind Farm Online (Int'l. Report)
Vattenfall
Date: 2020-10-02
Swedish utility Vattenfall reports the 301 MW Princess Ariane wind farm -- the Netherland's largest with 82 turbines -- in Wieringermeer has begun power production. Construction began in 2018.

The Netherlands aims tinstall between 7.5 and 8.5 GW of onshore wind by 2030. It reached around 3.5 GW by the end of last year. (Source: Vattenfall. Montel, Oct., 2020) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Wind,  Netherlands Wind,  


Vattenfall, Modvion Collaborating on Wooden Wind Towers (Int'l.)
Vattenfall
Date: 2020-09-23
In Sweden, Gothenburg-based laminated wood technology engineering specialist Modvion and wind energy major Vattenfall are reporting a letter of intent to enter into a business development project for evaluating building technology and commercialization of wooden onshore wind towers for Vattenfall.

Vattenfall's portfolio has the potential of approximately 5000 MW for projects on land, under development or construction in its various markets.

Lighter weight wooden towers can be constructed in modules and assembled on site allowing higher towers to be built while still using normal access roads for transportation. Wooden designs also enable radical reductions in emissions by replacing emission-heavy material such as steel and concrete, according to the Vattefall release. (Source: Vattenfall Website News Release, 19 Sept., 2020) Contact: Modvion AB, Otto Lundman, CEO, , +46 (0)702-72 06 24,otto@modvion.com, www.modvion.com; Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Turbine Tower,  Wind,  


Denmark's Largest Offshore Wind Foundations Completed (Int'l.)
Vattenfall
Date: 2020-09-02
Offshore wind developer Vattenfall is reporting all 72 foundations have now been installed at its 600-MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm site in the Danish Baltic Sea.

Turbine installations are slated to start in early 2021, for commissioning and operation before the year end. When fully operational, Kriegers Flak will be Denmark's largest offshore wind facility and will generate sufficient energy for approximately 600,000 Danish households. (Source: Vattenfall, PR, OE, 1 Sept., 2020) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, www.corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Offshore Wind,  


120MW Amsterdam Biomass Plant Delayed (Int'l. Report)
Vattenfall
Date: 2020-06-26
The Dutch subsidiary of Swedish energy giant Vattenfall AB reports it is delaying construction of a 120 MW biomass energy plant near Amsterdam due to local opposition and uncertain government support. The project was originally approved for construction in 2019. (Source: Vattenfall, Reuters , Successful Farming, 25 June, 2020)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall news,  Biomass news,  


Northvolt Introduces Voltpack Energy Storage (New Prod & Tech)
Northvolt,Vattenfall
Date: 2020-05-29
Stockholm-headquartered battery energy storage specialist Northvolt is reporting the launch of its new, modular Voltpack Mobile System which was jointly developed with Vattenfall.

The new Voltpack Mobile System delivers up to 250 kW with a scalable capacity from 245 to 1225 kWh of available energy. The system scales through a central interface hub and can connect in parallel up to five self-contained Voltpacks, each containing three liquid-cooled, industrial-grade battery Voltpack Cores. The hub also serves as an interface for applications and houses inverter and auxiliary systems.

The final validation of Voltpack Mobile System will be undertaken at Vattenfall's test and certification center in Alvkarleby, Sweden. (Source: Northvolt, InsideEVs, 23 May, 2020) Contact: Northvolt, Peter Carlsson, CEO, www.northvolt.com hi@northvolt.com, www.northvolt.com; Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, www.corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Northvolt,  Energy STorage,  Vattenfall,  


Northvolt Introduces Voltpack Energy Storage (New Prod & Tech)
Northvolt
Date: 2020-05-27
Stockholm-headquartered battery energy storage specialist Northvolt is reporting the launch of its new Voltpack Mobile System which was jointly developed with Vattenfall.

The new Voltpack Mobile System is a modular and flexible system envisioned as an replacement to diesel generators as well as for powering remote electricity grids, reinforcing weak grids, supporting electric vehicle charging, and delivering grid services such as balancing power, flexibility, or other ancillary services.

The Voltpack Mobile System delivers up to 250 kW with a scalable capacity from 245 to 1225 kWh of available energy. The system scales through a central interface hub, which can connect in parallel up to five self-contained Voltpacks, each containing three liquid-cooled, industrial-grade battery Voltpack Cores. The hub also serves as an interface for applications, and houses inverter and auxiliary systems. Multiple Voltpack Mobile Systems can be connected in parallel.

The final validation of Voltpack Mobile System will be undertaken at Vattenfall's test and certification center in Alvkarleby, Sweden. Vattenfall will be the first to deploy the VMP. (Source: Northvolt, InsideEVs, 23 May, 2020) Contact: Northvolt, hi@northvolt.com, www.northvolt.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Northvolt,  Energy Storage,  Vattenfall,  


CORVID-19 Sinks Vattenfall 700- MW Offshore Wind Tender Bid (Int'l)
Vattenfall
Date: 2020-04-06
Swedish utility Vattenfall AB reports it is not participating in the 700-MW tender for the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind zone in Dutch waters because of the CORVID-19 pandemic.

As previously reported, in March 2018, Vattenfall was awarded sites I and II of the Hollandse Kust Zuid zone then picked up sites III and IV in July 2019 with a combined capacity of 1.5 GW. (Source: Vattenfall, Renewables, April, 2020) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, www.corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Offshore Wind,  


NWO Earmarks €1.1Mn for Offshore Wind Study (Int'l Report)
Dutch Research Council
Date: 2020-02-07
As part of its PhD@sea program, the Dutch Research Council (NWO) reports it has earmarked €1.1 million for research into the feasibility of novel technologies for large-scale offshore wind energy production, offshore storage and transport alternatives. The aim is to examine the technical challenges while taking into account explicit market, legal/regulatory and spatial planning considerations.

The PhD@sea program, which focuses on cross-disciplinary research projects that can help realize the planning, operation, and maintenance of offshore wind farms, works with the University of Groningen, the University of Utrecht, Ocean Grazer B.V., Loyens & Loeff, New Energy Coalition, NOGAT, NOORDGASTRANSPORT, Vattenfall, Siemens Nederland, TNO, Dutch Energy Law Association NeVER, NOGEPA, and TenneT. (Source: Dutch Research Council, offshorewind.biz, 6 Feb., 2020) Contact: Dutch Research Council, +31 (0)70 3440640, +31 (0)70 3850971 - fax, nwo@nwo.nl, www.nwo.nl

More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  


Eolus, Aquila Complete 163MW Swedish Wind Deal (Int'l. Report)
Eolus,Vattenfall
Date: 2019-12-04
Hassleholm, Sweden-headquartered wind energy developer Eolus Vind AB is reporting completion and sale of its 163MW Kraktorpet wind farm in the municipality of Sundsvall, Sweden, to Hamburg, Germany-based Aquila Capital for a purchase price of €173.5 million ($192.5 million),

The wind farm, which incorporates 43 Vestas V136 3.8MW turbines, was constructed by Eolus and financed by Aquila.

Eolus will provide asset management services for Kraktorpet and Vattenfall will buy and manage the output of the wind farm, as well as provide balancing services, under an agreement signed with Aquila in September. (Source: Eolus, renews, 2 Dec., 2019) Contact: Eolus Vind AB North America, Per Witalisson, CEO, +46 10 199 88 02, www.eolusvind.com; Aquila Capital, +49 40 87 5050-100, +49 40 87 5050-129 info@aquila-capital.de, www.aquila-capital.de/en; Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, www.corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eolus,  Wind,  Vattenfall,  Aquila Capital,  


Vattenfall Selects Horns Rev 3 Offshore Wind Hub (Int'l Report)
Vattenfall
Date: 2019-08-07
Vattenfall reports the selection of Danish west coast Port of Hvide Sande as the operation and maintenance hub for Denmark's next and largest offshore wind farm Horns Rev 3 in the North Sea.

The 49-turbine, Horns Re 3 will be approximately 25-40 kilometres off the coast in the North Sea. The 406 MW Horns Rev 3 will generate sufficient electric power for approx. 425.000 Danish households. (Source: Vattenfall, reve, 6 Aug., 2019) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Offshore Wind,  


Vattenfall Scores Dutch Offshore Wind Tender (Int'l Report)
Netherlands Enterprise Agency ,Vattenfall
Date: 2019-07-12
At The Hague, The Netherlands Enterprise Agency reports it has awarded Vattenfall a tender to construct and operate the Hollandse Kust 3 & 4 offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea.

Hollandse Kust 3 & 4 are 350 MW each and will start operating in 2023. They are the latest in a series of 700 MW annual offshore wind power auctions in the Netherlands. (Source: Netherlands Enterprise Agency, PR, reve, 11 July, 2019) Contact: Netherlands Enterprise Agency, +31 70 379 80 00, www.english.rvo.nl; Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, www.corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Offshore Wind,  


SaltX Salt Energy Storage Pilot Tests in Berlin (Int'l Report)
SaltX Technology
Date: 2019-03-22
Following up on our November 2, 2017 coverage, Hagersten, Sweden-headquartered SaltX Technology reports its large-scale salt energy storage pilot at Vattenfall's Reuter C facility in Berlin is now underway.

The project is based on SaltX's patented "EnerStore" large-scale energy storage technology that stores surplus solar and wind generated electricity as heat in dried salt. With SaltX's nano-coated salt technology, salt can be charged and discharged thousands of times without losing any of its characteristics. (Source: SaltX Technology, Industry Europe, 20 Mar., 2019) Contact: SaltX Technology Harald Bauer, CEO, +46 (0)708 108 034, harald.bauer@saltxtechnology.com, www.saltxtechnology.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SaltX Technology,  Energy Storage,  


Vattenfall Snares Amsterdam Energy Software Specialist (M&A, Int'l)
Vattenfall, Senfal
Date: 2019-03-20
Wind energy giant Vattenfall is reporting acquisition of Amsterdam-based energy software specialist Senfal, a developer of an intelligent trading platform that can increase returns from renewable energy generation plants.

Senfals software enables wind farm operators to optimize their assets through autonomous buying and selling on short term energy markets. The software can be used with solar and energy storage facilities, as well as wind, to "unlock value from flexibility", according to Senfal. Through its services, Senfal is able to substantially reduce the energy bill for large industrials as well as increase power trading profits for wind and solar farms and battery owners. (Source: Vattenfall, RE Biz News, 19 Mar., 2019) Contact: Senfal, +31 (0) 85 303 7414, info@senfal.com, www.senfal.com/en; Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Renewable Energy Software,  


"The Donald" on the Hook for Offshore Wind Challenge (Int'l.)
Trump
Date: 2019-03-01
In the Highland's, a Scottish court has ruled Donald Trump -- aka "the Donald" -- and his Aberdeenshire golf resort must pay the Scottish government's legal costs following a court battle over an 11-turbine, North Sea offshore wind power project developed by Vattenfall.

The ruling at the Court of Session stemmed from the case going to the UK Supreme Court in December 2015. The wind farm generated its first power in July last year. The sum involved has not been disclosed.

In May, 2013, "The Donald" commented on his dust-up and lawsuit with Scottish officials over the offensive offshore wind farm. The Donald ranted that the project would "spoil the view" from his new Trump International Golf Links and 450 room luxury resort hotel, both of which Trump said he'd dump if the highland regulators didn't kill the offshore wind farm.

With his usual bravado, Trump spouted: "These windmills are as tall as Trump Tower. That's like a massive skyscraper coming out of Aberdeen Bay. Who would spend hundreds of millions of dollars building a hotel when you're looking into a turbine? These are industrial turbines. They make noise. They create shadows."

"We're suing a country. We're doing very well and I think I'm doing a great service because people in Scotland and many other places didn't know how to fight these things." "It's not going to be an easy battle, but we'll win." Trump trumpeted. (Source: BBC News, Various Others, 28 Feb., 2019)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Trump,  Offshore Wind,  


Horns Rev 3 Offshore Wind Begins Power Production (Int'l)
Horns Rev 3
Date: 2019-01-04
Further to our October 25, 2017 coverage, Vattenfall is reporting the 49-turbine, 406.7MW Horns Rev 3 wind farm off the Danish Jutland Peninsula in the Danish North Sea has begun power production and anticipates full power production in the first half of the year. Horns Rev 3 is expected to increase annual Danish electricity generation from wind energy by about 12 pct.. The 8.3-MW turbines are being supplied by MHI Vestas and shipped from Esbjerg. (Source: Horns Rev 3, Offshore Wind, 3 Jan., 2019) Contact: Vattenfall , Gunnar Groebler, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Horns Rev 3,  Offshore Wind,  


German Wind Energy Storage Facility Inaugurated (Int'l, Report)
German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy
Date: 2018-11-12
In Germany, the City of Hamburg reports the commissioning of a wind energy storage facility at the Curslack wind farm in Hamburg-Bergedorf.

Built by Vattenfall in conjunction with the Competence Center for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (CC4E) of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) and the Nordex Group, the lithium-ion battery storage facility links five wind turbines with a new battery storage facility connected directly to the wind farm grid.

The storage power plant, which was built as part of the major NEW 4.0 -- Norddeutsche EnergieWende project for northern Germany, is intended to enable practical research into the possibilities for the system integration of renewable energies.

The storage power plant is comprised of 24 batteries featuring the latest BMW technology. These are the same batteries that are also used in electric vehicles. The battery storage unit has an output of 720 kW and a storage capacity of 792 kWh.

The NEW 4.0 project aims to fully convert the northern German states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein to green electricity by 2035. The storage power plant is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWii). (Source: City of Hamburg, reve, 9 Nov., 2018) Contact: German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, www.bmwi.de/Navigation/EN/Service/Contact/contact.html; Vattenfall, Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Energy Storage,  Vattenfall,  ,  

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