Swedish Vattenfall opened Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 3, the company announced in a statement Thursday.
The 49 wind turbines on the Horns Rev 3 also represent Vattenfall’s and Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm, which is located 25-40 kilometers off Denmark’s west coast in the North Sea.
According to the statement, it will increase Denmark's wind power production by around 12%. "The wind farm has enough power for the yearly consumption of 425,000 Danish households."
The farm reflects Vattenfall's commitment to Denmark’s ongoing transition to a renewable energy system, the statement read.
The foundation for the farm was laid in the seabed in October 2017 and on Dec, 23 last year, the first turbines began power delivery to consumers.
The Crown Prince of Denmark accompanied by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and the Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities Dan Jorgensen officially opened the farm on Thursday.
Vattenfall is also constructing offshore wind farms - Vesterhav Syd & Nord, and Kriegers Flak adding a total of more than 1.4 gigawatts of wind energy capacity to the Danish energy system.
By Gulsen Cagatay