First power was produced by what will be Denmark’s largest offshore windfarm, Horns Rev 3 in late December.
When Horns Rev 3 is in full operation later in first half of 2019, its 49 turbines will increase annual Danish electricity generation from wind energy by about 12%. The 8.3-MW turbines are being supplied by MHI Vestas and shipped from Esbjerg.
In addition to Horns Rev 3, developer Vattenfall is also constructing the Vesterhav Syd and Nord offshore windfarms in the North Sea and Kriegers Flak in the Baltic.
With a capacity of 406 MW and an expected annual output of 1,700 GWh, Horns Rev 3 is 25-40 km off the west coast of the country. With an area of 88 km2, it is being built west of Houstrup Strand on the west coast of Jutland.
The company placed an order for the turbines for the offshore windfarm in 2016. The contract includes a five-year service contract to optimise power production. The V164-8.0 MW turbines are optimised for the Horns Rev 3 project, utilising a power mode to enable them to deliver a maximum output of 8.3 MW.
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