Vattenfall said today (Wednesday) it was working with researchers from Danish Aarhus University and the Technical University of Denmark on the project which is called ‘Win@Sea’.
Danish farmers Kerteminde Seafarm will grow blue mussels, sugar kelp, sea lettuce, and dulse — a species of edible seaweed — on lines at Vattenfall’s 604MW Kriegers Flak Kriegers Flak (604MW) Offshoreoff Møn, Zealand, Denmark, Europe Click to see full details wind farm for the project, which is also being supported by Denmark's Kattegatcenter public aquarium.
Vattenfall said the project will test the viability of using offshore wind as a base for sustainable seafood production amid growing demand for low-carbon food sources. Researchers will monitor its impact on biodiversity.
Vattenfall owns 100% of Kriegers Flak – Scandinavia’s largest operational offshore wind farm, according to Windpower Intelligence, the data and research division of Windpower Monthly. It is located in the Baltic Sea 15km from the shore off Møn, Denmark.
The trial will run between 2023 and 2026, Vattenfall said.
“We are working towards our energy-producing assets, such as offshore wind turbines, contributing positively to biodiversity. That is why we are looking for synergies between fossil-free energy production and consideration for nature," said Matthieu Povidis-Delefosse, a marine biologist at Vattenfall.
Vattenfall was contacted for further comment.