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Gallery: Vattenfall decommissions Swedish offshore site

SWEDEN: Vattenfall has started dismantling the 10MW Yttre Stengrund offshore project, off the coast of south-east Sweden.

  • Decommissioning of the 10MW Yttre Stengrund project has begun

    Decommissioning of the 10MW Yttre Stengrund project has begun

  • Swedish engineering firm Svensk Sjoentreprenad is carrying out the dismantling

    Swedish engineering firm Svensk Sjoentreprenad is carrying out the dismantling

  • The decommissioning is due to be completed by 1 January 2016

    The decommissioning is due to be completed by 1 January 2016

  • The project has been in operation since 2001

    The project has been in operation since 2001

  • Yttre Stengrund used 5 2MW NEG Micon turbines

    Yttre Stengrund used 5 2MW NEG Micon turbines

  • Spares for the turbines are difficult to come by, Vattenfall said

    Spares for the turbines are difficult to come by, Vattenfall said

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The 14-year old Swedish offshore project uses five 2MW NEG Micon turbines, although only one turbine was in operation when the decision to dismantle the project was taken in September 2014.

The limited availability of the NEG Micon turbines meant spare parts were hard to come by.

Vattenfall decided against installing new turbines as the project's export cable would need replacing if it was to continue operating. Vattenfall deemed decommissioning to be the most economical option.

Swedish engineering firm Svensk Sjoentreprenad has been contracted to carry out the dismantling work, which is expected to be completed by 1 January 2016.

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