Vattenfall saw potential for doubling capacity at Thor site

The Swedish utility saw potential for considerably more offshore wind at the Thor site in the completed tender where RWE came out on top.
Photo: Vattenfall
Photo: Vattenfall

According to estimates by Vattenfall, the sea area allocated for the Thor wind farm could have fit both more and bigger wind turbines than the Danish state had calculated.

This means, according to Vattenfall, that there was enough room for 2.2GW of offshore wind at the site, writes Danish media Børsen.

”It became evident for us in the process and afterwards that there could be room for more within the area reserved for Thor. When we look at similar sites that we have seen around Europe, it’s clear that Thor can be optimized,” says Vestas Head of Offshore Development Ane Mette Lysbech-Kleis to Børsen.

According to Vattenfall, the issue is that the developers placing bids for the Thor project were limited by the tender provisions that stipulated a maximum bid of 1GW of capacity for wind turbine installations.

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