On 10 November, the first power from Vattenfall’s offshore wind farm Vesterhav Syd was supplied to the Danish power grid. It was the culmination of almost seven years’ work on the array, when the blades of the first wind turbine were turned up against the wind and started generating fossil-free electricity.
The 20 wind turbines at Vesterhav Syd were erected from July to September this year, and now Vattenfall is carrying out the last electrical connection works.
Currently, two of Vesterhav Syd’s turbines are generating electricity, while the remaining 18 are expected to be connected to the power grid one by one during the next weeks. Meanwhile, Vattenfall is working on also connecting turbines from the Vesterhav Nord Offshore Wind Farm to the power grid. Both wind farms have a deadline for full connection to the grid at year end.
Together, the Vesterhav Syd and Nord Offshore wind farms will generate 344 MW of wind energy, 168 MW at Vesterhav Syd and 176 MW at Vesterhav Nord.
The two arrays will consist of 20 and 21 turbines respectively, each with a capacity of 8.4 MW.