Vattenfall sells four onshore wind projects in Denmark

Eurowind Energy will complete development of four wind farms with a combined capacity of 325MW across the country

Vattenfall had previously vowed to exit Danish onshore wind
Vattenfall had previously vowed to exit Danish onshore wind

Danish renewable energy developer and operator Eurowind Energy has bought a four-project onshore wind power portfolio from Vattenfall. The value of the transaction will not be disclosed.

The four projects are under development in Denmark: in the north of the country, Nørrekær Enge II near Løgstør and Nørre Økse Sø close to Brovst; in the west, Hjelm Hede in Holstebro; and Rejsby Hede in the southern municipality of Tønder. 

The projects have a combined capacity of approximately 325MW and will consist of 74 wind turbines. When operational, they are expected to deliver green power to more than 250,000 households.

“We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with Vattenfall,” said Jens Rasmussen, chief executive of Eurowind Energy. “We believe all four projects will make a significant contribution to the green transition in Denmark.” 

Rasmussen added that the four projects would fit very well in Eurowind Energy’s existing development portfolio. The company is already the biggest developer and owner of onshore wind farms in Denmark. 

“With these four projects we have created a portfolio that shows a clear and ambitious direction towards 2030. Onshore production of green energy will be crucial for the green transition in the years to come and we have created a very solid position in the Danish market to address that challenge,” he said. 

The move is consistent with Vattenfall’s announced intention to focus its onshore wind development efforts on Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. 

“Vattenfall still sees Denmark as an important market, especially for offshore wind,” said Sandra Grauers-Nilsson, head of onshore wind at Vattenfall. “Vattenfall will keep operating our existing onshore capacity in Denmark, which adds up to 210MW.”

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