Vattenfall is a leading European energy company that develops and operates wind power in the UK and also has energy operations across much of Northern Europe. It is one of Europe’s largest generators of electricity, one of the largest producers of heat and employs nearly 32,000 people.
At present, Vattenfall owns and operates seven wind farms in the UK with a total operating capacity of 649MW. Three offshore wind farms: Kentish Flats, off the north Kent coast; Thanet, off the north east Kent coast and Ormonde; off the north west coast near Barrow. Vattenfall also operates four onshore wind farms: Edinbane on the Isle of Skye; Clashindarroch in Aberdeenshire, Swinford in Leicestershire and Parc Cynog in South Wales.
The 76 turbine Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project in Wales is currently under construction, as is an extension to the existing Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm, and the Aultmore onshore scheme near Keith in Moray and Ray Wind Farm in Northumberland are both consented. Vattenfall is exploring the development potential for wind energy projects at Ourack near Grantown-On-Spey and South Kyle in East Ayrshire. Vattenfall is also part of a consortium developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) near Aberdeen. The north east of Scotland is an important area for the company.
The Round 3 East Anglia Offshore Wind Farm is being developed in partnership with ScottishPower Renewables, a project which could deliver up to 6000 MW installed capacity and provide clean electricity for the equivalent annual demand of millions of UK homes.
Vattenfall is also the largest shareholder in NorthConnect , a consortium established to develop, build, own and operate a 1400 megawatt (MW) High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) ‘interconnector’. The interconnector will provide an electricity transmission link between Scotland and Norway. The interconnector will allow electricity to be transmitted in either direction across the North Sea.
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