Vattenfall, Sweden’s state-owned power company, has received permission from the Swedish government to build Kriegers Flak, a 640 MW offshore wind farm. The Kriegers Flak plant, located in the south of the Baltic Sea, will be equipped with 40 to 50 wind turbines and will generate around 2.6 TWh of green electricity per year. The offshore wind farm will generate enough clean energy to power more than 500,000 homes.

After receiving the government permit, Vattenfall will focus on obtaining the other permits, as well as the power grid connection on land, to complete the wind facility. The company is anticipated to make an investment decision in 2025, with the wind project expected to be operational by 2028.

Earlier this month, Vattenfall was set to open its Blakliden Fäbodberget onshore wind farm in the municipalities of Sele and Lycksele. Vattenfall owns a 30 per cent stake in the 353 MW wind farm, which is jointly owned by Vattenfall, Vestas, and AIP Management. The facility has 84 wind turbines and the capacity to generate 1 TWh of clean energy, enough to power almost 220,000 homes in the area.

REGlobal’s Views: Like many energy majors in Europe, Vattenfall is putting significant focus on offshore wind deployment. The company is concentrating on offshore hydrogen development, to produce green hydrogen from offshore wind farms.