Vattenfall granted go-ahead

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The Swedish government granted Vattenfall permission to build the Kriegers flak Wind Farm in the southern part of the Baltic Sea.

"Our ambition is that Vattenfall should play a leading role in Sweden's efforts to increase the proportion of renewable energy in the country's power generation mix. The government's decision will enable us to intensify our work of exploring the scope available for building a wind farm at Kriegers flak. This would then be our biggest wind power investment so far," said Göran Lundgren, head of Power Generation at Vattenfall Nordic.

The plant will generate 2.1 terawatt hours (2100 million kilowatt hours) of electrical energy annually, which is approximately the annual domestic electricity demand of 440 000 households.

Kriegers flak is outside Swedish territorial waters but in the marine economic zone in the southern part of the Baltic Sea, around 30 kilometres south of Trelleborg. Permission is needed for the plant in accordance with the law on the Swedish Economic Zone.

The government decision enables Vattenfall to proceed with the project design work and to apply for examination in accordance with


’s environmental code, electricity law and the law on services access rights.