DONG Energy flogs onshore wind farms

Danish power firm DONG Energy has flogged two onshore wind farms in Norway. DONG sold onshore wind company Kvalheim Kraft – which owns the Mehuken 1 and 2 wind farms […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Danish power firm DONG Energy has flogged two onshore wind farms in Norway.

DONG sold onshore wind company Kvalheim Kraft – which owns the Mehuken 1 and 2 wind farms 300km north of Bergen – to Norwegian wind farm operator Vardar Boreas.

The firm is far from forsaking wind power though as it says it wants to free up resources to focus on offshore wind.

Samuel Leupold, Executive Vice President of DONG Energy Wind Power said: “The onshore wind assets in Norway have been a good investment for DONG Energy. But as our core expertise is not in onshore wind, we have decided to divest these assets in Norway to allow us to focus our energy in the future in areas in which we can create maximum value, i.e. offshore wind.”

He added DONG Energy wants to cement its success in the field: “By 2020 we want to triple this number [of offshore wind installations] so that a total of more than 6 million households can get their power from DONG Energy’s offshore wind turbines.”