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Vattenfall head of wind: Dutch defeat hurt

It hurt losing the Dutch tender, says the senior vice president of wind at Vattenfall. In spite of this, the company still had a successful 2016 in wind, and the head of wind explains that hard work is being done to further reduce costs.

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There are no plans for Vattenfall to lean back and take it easy on top of a relatively positive year in wind. There were some disappointments last year, due to factors including that the Swedish energy company lost the tender for Dutch Borssele 3 and 4 in December.

"That definitely hurt, especially for those who had worked with the tender of course. On the other hand, we know that we will not win every bid, and we shouldn't. Competition spurs you and the fact that we didn't win the Borssele auction in July last year created a lot of energy and efforts within BA Wind to further cut our costs for the next projects," says Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President of the Wind Business Area, in an interview published on Vattenfall's website.

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