Vattenfall has made a €769 million final investment decision on its 176MW Vesterhav Nord Vesterhav Nord (176MW) Offshoreoff Thyborøn, Denmark, Europe Click to see full details and 168MW Vesterhav Syd Vesterhav Syd (168MW) Offshoreoff Søndervig, Denmark, Europe Click to see full details nearshore wind farms in the Danish North Sea.
The developer expects the projects — located 8.5km and 10km from the west Danish shore respectively — to be commissioned by the end of 2023 at the latest.
It had initially secured a power contract for the projects at an auction in 2016.
However, the developer was only granted permission to build the projects last December after pushing back the wind farms — both in terms of timing and distance to shore – following criticism of the initial plans by local residents.
Vesterhav Syd and Nord are due to be the only state-tendered offshore wind farms to be built off Denmark between now and the commissioning of the recently awarded 1000MW Thor Thor (1000MW) Offshoreoff Central Jutland, Denmark, Europe Click to see full details project, which is planned for 2027.
Vattenfall intends to establish a new service facility at the port of Hvide Sande to serve both projects.
Siemens Gamesa is due to supply its SG 8.4-167 DD turbines — 20 for Vesterhav Syd and 21 for Vesterhav Nord — and service them for three years.
Jan de Nul has been contracted to install the turbines, Bladt Industries and EEW to manufacture the foundations, Deme to install the foundations, Hellenic to manufacture the cables and Asso to install the cables.