Vattenfall enlists UK supplier for Danish offshore wind farms

The Swedish utility has contracted EDS HV to implement the high-voltage transmission system at Danish offshore wind farms Kriegers Flak and Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord.

Installation work at Kriegers Flak. Photo: Jan de Nul

Vattenfall has hired UK-based EDS HV to the manage grid connection for Denmark's coming offshore wind farms.

EDS HV will handle commissioning and high-voltage safety management for Kriegers Flak as well as Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord.

The 600 MW Kriegers Flak will enter operation in 2021, while the two coastal Vesterhav facilities are set to go online in late 2023.

Vattenfall contacted EDS HV about the Danish tasks after successful cooperation on two of the Swedish utility's facilities, Aberdeen Bay in UK waters as well as Denmark's Horns Rev 3.

"It’s a rarity in our industry for a contract to be directly awarded, but it is testament to the good relationship we have with Vattenfall and their confidence in us. We’re on the critical path of getting the wind farm energized and commissioned and if that’s delayed by even one or two days this can incur huge costs," writes EDS HV Operations Manager David Orr in a press statement.

Vattenfall informs that the positive experience in working with EDS HV eliminated the need to look for other options.

"The service we receive from EDS is hard to find anywhere else in the industry and the fact that they can supply the 'whole' package and be flexible, both regarding electrical safety and commissioning, has really been a key factor for Vattenfall in choosing EDS to supply us with SAPs for Kriegers Flak and the Vesterhav Projects," writes Vattenfall Commissioning Manager Morten Jochimsen.

English Edit: Daniel Frank Christensen

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