Vattenfall begins construction at 403MW Horns Rev 3.

Vattenfall has today announced the start of construction on Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm, situated 29–44 kilometres west of Houstrup Strand on Jutland’s west coast.

“Horns Rev 3 is the first of three offshore farms that Vattenfall will construct in Denmark in the coming years. These wind farms will, in the highest degree, contribute to our strategy to have a fossil free energy production within one generation ,” says Gunnar Groebler, head of Vattenfall´s Wind Business.

Horns Rev 3 will consist of 49 wind turbines with a total capacity of 406.7 MW, which can generate power equivalent to the annual consumption of 425,000 Danish households.

A total of 49 foundations will consist of 40-50-metre ‘monopiles’ made of steel, with a diameter of 6.5 metres. The monopiles are driven about 30 metres into the seabed and will support MHI Vestas’ 8.3 MW wind turbines that are presently some of the world’s most powerful turbines.

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