Vattenfall is a leading European energy company that currently operates 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 three onshore wind farms: Edinbane on the Isle of Skye; Swinford in Leicestershire and Parc Cynog in South Wales.
In May 2012 the 76 turbine Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project in Wales was granted development consent by Charles Hendry MP.
Vattenfall currently operates 727 MW of onshore wind capacity and 832 MW of offshore wind capacity across northern Europe.
Vattenfall is moving forward with the planned European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) near Aberdeen, a joint venture involving Technip and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group. With EOWDC, the Clashindarroch onshore scheme which will go into construction this year and Aultmore onshore scheme is currently in planning, 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 7,200 MW installed capacity and provide clean electricity for the equivalent annual demand of around 4 million UK homes.
The UK and Scottish waters, particularly, are blessed with some of the highest levels of wave and tidal energy to be found on the planet. Vattenfall has teamed up with Edinburgh based Pelamis Wave Power to explore development opportunities off the west coast of the Shetland Islands. The joint venture, called Aegir, hopes initially to develop a project of 10 MW.
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