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About the Vattenfall Group
 
Vattenfall is one of Europe's largest generators of electricity and largest producer of heat. Vattenfall's main products are electricity, heat and gas.

The Group employs approximately 38,000 employees across Europe. The Parent Company, Vattenfall AB, is 100% owned by the Swedish state. Vattenfall operates in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Poland and the UK. Vattenfall has identified the UK as a market for future growth and has strong ambitions for both offshore and onshore wind power.
 
Vattenfall in Kent

Vattenfall owns and operates two wind farms in Kent.

Thanet Offshore Wind Farm

Vattenfall acquired the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm project in November 2008. Construction was completed September 2010. There are 100 Vestas V90 wind turbines that have a total capacity of 300 MW. This is sufficient to supply more than 200,000 homes per year with green energy.
Until recently it was  the largest operational offshore wind farm anywhere in the world and has made a significant contribution to the Government’s national and regional renewable energy targets.
The Thanet  Offshore Wind Farm is located approximately 12 km off Foreness Point, the most eastern part of Kent.

Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm

Vattenfall acquired Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm in 2005. This wind farm is located approximately 8.5 to 13 km north of Herne Bay and Whitstable in Kent.
It is comprised of 30 3MW Vestas turbines that are expected to generate more than 280 GWh of green electricity every year, which is equivalent to the total annual electricity need of more than 61,000 UK households.
The Kentish Flats Wind Farm set a dual record at the time of its erection in 2005: The wind turbines were the largest installed in the UK, and it was also the largest wind farm in the country.


 
Current Projects

Kentish Flats Extension

Vattenfall received consent from the National Planning Inspectorate in February 2013 to extend the existing Kentish Flats Wind Farm. Vattenfall's Board has now given approval for the project to move forward to construction. When complete the extension will add a further 49.5 MW of installed capacity enough to meet the annual electricity needs of more than 42,000 UK households. Offshore construction works will commence in mid 2015.

Future Projects

East Anglia Offshore Windfarm Zone

The zone off the East Anglia coast (see map) with a potential capacity up to 7200MW is part of The Crown Estate's Round Three offshore wind programme. The rights to develop the zone have been awarded to East Anglia Offshore Wind Limited a joint venture owned 50:50 by Vattenfall and ScottishPower Renewables.

East Anglia ONE is the first phase of the development and located in the south of the zone. The site covers an area of approximately 300km2 and is likely to comprise up to 240 wind turbines to providing an installed capacity of 1,200MW. The East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm received consent from the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) on 17th June 2014. It is the largest Round 3 Offshore Wind project to be consented in the UK. Click here to visit the development website

Keeping it Local

Vattenfall already considers itself part of the local community around it’s existing wind farms in Kent and as such will ensure as many benefits as possible are shared with local people. For example, local suppliers will be used wherever possible and local people will be employed.

The wind farm already buys products and services from many local companies for turbine servicing; this will increase if new turbines are installed. The current team of technicians all live in the local area and it is a Vattenfall objective to ensure local people are hired when there are job opportunities.

If you require any further information about Vattenfall, please log onto our website at www.vattenfall.co.uk. Alternatively contact Melanie Rogers, Local Communications Officer on 07817 944359 or email her on Melanie.rogers@vattenfall.com.

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