Vattenfall intends to extend Kentish Flats


Vattenfall intends to extend the Kentish Flats offshore wind farm, which is near the Thames Estuary in southeast England. The British authorities have given the energy supplier their approval to add up to 17 wind turbines with a total capacity of 51 MW.

Currently the Kentish Flats offshore wind farm consists of 30 wind turbines with 90 MW of installed capacity. Vattenfall intends to complete the expansion of the wind farm by the beginning of 2016. The total investment for the expansion will be up to € 170 million, depending on the actual extent of it.

"We appreciate the support of the British authorities for our expansion plans. The expansion will enable Vattenfall to further increase its power generation from offshore wind in the UK and thus making an additional contribution to the achievement of the UK climate change goals. In addition, the project will generate additional jobs at our more than 100 local business partners," says Georg Friedrichs, Head of Offshore Wind Projects at Vattenfall.

Katharina Garus

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