Record breaking wind turbine stands tall in Scotland

The structure is the first of 11 turbines to be installed at Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

Vattenfall forms alliance for French wind project

It has teamed up with French financial institution Caisse des Dépôts and German wind developer WPD to bid in an offshore wind tender in France

Vattenfall to invest €100m in large-scale solar projects

Vattenfall is to invest €100 million (£89m) in developing large-scale solar power plants over the next two years. The plan is part of the company’s aim to become fossil-free within a generation. It recently confirmed investment decisions for three large-scale solar projects at existing plants in Velsen, Hemweg and Eemshaven in the Netherlands, which have […]

Vattenfall places huge turbine order with Siemens Gamesa

Swedish firm Vattenfall has placed an offshore turbine order with Siemens Gamesa, claimed to be the world’s largest this year. The total installed capacity will be close to 1GW for three wind farms – Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea and Vesterhav Syd and Nord in the North Sea. The order includes 113 8MW turbines, […]

Vattenfall to spend €200m on Dutch wind project

Vattenfall is to invest more than €200 million (£177m) in an onshore wind project in the Netherlands. The Swedish firm plans to repower and expand the Wieringermeer wind farm, replacing older wind mills with the latest technology, to a capacity of 180MW by 2019. It has also bought the adjacent wind farm extension, with an […]

Largest onshore wind farm in Wales officially open

  The largest onshore wind farm in Wales has officially been opened. The Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project has a capacity of 228MW and will be capable of meeting the power needs of more than 13% of homes. It is also expected to reduce emissions by 300,000 tonnes every year. Developer Vatenfall said around […]

Vattenfall on nuclear recruitment drive

Vattenfall’s nuclear power business is to recruit more than 300 employees in coming years. The Swedish energy giant has launched a new initiative to attract recently graduated engineers, experienced workers and other people interested in technology. There are around 60 different professions within the country’s nuclear industry and Vattenfall says major development prospects exist. Last […]

Sandbank wind farm in Germany officially opens

A 288MW offshore wind farm in Germany has now officially opened. The Sandbank project, which has been developed by Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM), is made up of 72 turbines working together to provide 400,000 German households with renewable energy. The facility, which is located 90 kilometres west of the island of Sylt, was put […]

Plans considered to convert Vattenfall’s gas plant to hydrogen

Plans to convert Vattenfall’s gas power plant in the Netherlands into a hydrogen-powered facility are being considered. Statoil, Vattenfall and Gasunie have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the possibilities of the conversion of one of the three Magnum units. They are also exploring whether the proposed plant – expected to cut emissions by […]

Vattenfall to enter UK home energy market

Vattenfall is to enter the UK domestic energy market as it buys a Bournemouth-based supplier. iSupplyEnergy provides gas and electricity to more than 120,000 customers and employs 170 people. The move follows the Swedish utility’s announcement last month that it has started to sell renewable energy to UK businesses. Vattenfall said no jobs at iSupplyEnergy […]