Vattenfall Wins Concession to Build Danish Offshore Wind Farm

(Bloomberg) — Vattenfall AB, the Nordic region’s biggest
utility, won a concession to build a 400-megawatt wind farm in
the coastal waters off Denmark.

The Swedish state-owned company won the rights to develop
and operate the Horns Rev 3 wind farm from the Danish
government, it said Friday in a statement on its website. The
project will produce enough electricity to power 450,000 homes
from 2017. It’s still subject to final approval from the
European Union and Danish parliament, Vattenfall said.

The utility owns about 1,800 megawatts of wind farms, 1,000
megawatts of them offshore. Denmark is aiming for 30 percent of
its energy to come from clean sources by 2020 and all its energy
consumption to be from renewables by 2050.

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