Vattenfall is a leading European energy company that develops and operates wind power in the UK and also has energy operations in the Nordic countries, Germany and the Netherlands. It is one of Europe’s largest generators of electricity, the largest producer of heat and employs nearly 32,000 people.
At present, Vattenfall owns and operates six wind farms in the UK with a total operating capacity of 612MW. 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.
The 18-turbine Clashindarroch Wind Farm near Huntly and the 76 turbine Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project in Wales are currently under construction and the Aultmore onshore scheme near Keith in Moray has also recently been consented. Vattenfall is also part of a consortium developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) near Aberdeen. The consortium involves Vattenfall, Technip and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group. 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. In addition, the company is also preparing to build an extension to its Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm, off Herne Bay and Whitstable.
Vattenfall has teamed up with Edinburgh based Pelamis Wave Power to explore wave power development opportunities off the west coast of the Shetland Islands. The joint venture, called Aegir, hopes initially to develop a project of 10 MW.
For further information contact:
Country Manager: UK and Ireland
Vattenfall Wind Power
1 Tudor Street