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Vattenfall eyes extending interconnections for potential Baltic offshore farm

The Swedish utility plans to connect up to 2GW in offshore wind capacity to neighboring Denmark's energy island prototype come 2028. A solution type that will increase in use, says CEO.

Photo: Vattenfall

Monday saw offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak inaugurated with great fanfare. The facility is the largest of its kind in Denmark, and even in Scandinavia, though the Nordic build-out has so far been quite limited, with 13-year-old Swedish farm Lillgrund of 110MW as the closest competitor.

After a decade of stagnation, however, things are stirring again in the Swedish offshore wind market, led not least by utility Vattenfall, with development of Sweden's own Kriegers Flak having been on the back burner since 2002. Now, an application has been filed for permission to establish the wind farm no later than the end of 2027.

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