The Swedish investor Vattenfall announced the construction of a warehouse for offshore wind farm components. The infrastructure will be located in the Danish port of Esbjerg. When completed in 2022, the warehouse will be used to service wind farms in Northern Europe, Great Britain and Scandinavia.
The internal warehouse will have an area of 2,100 m2, and the external warehouse – 8,200 m2. The storage infrastructure will be used to service most of Vattenfall’s wind farms in Northern Europe. The warehouse at the port of Esbjerg will include gearboxes, generators, transformers, wind shafts and blades, among others, as well as the main components needed to bring electricity ashore, such as cables.
Pia Bonding, Head of Integrated Operations at Vattenfall, said that the Port of Esbjerg is an ideal location for the investor to build a warehouse due to its central location in Northern Europe and the professional way of servicing the port.
“The warehouse is at the heart of our ambitions to develop wind farms across Northern Europe,” said Pia Bonding.
In turn, the managing director of the port of Esbjerg, Dennis Jul Pedersen, stressed that Vattenfall’s decision confirms that the port’s strategy of allocating 150,000 m2 of space in the old ferry terminal for projects such as offshore wind farms is right.
Construction work was to begin at the end of June 2021, and completion is scheduled for approximately ten months later.
Vattenfall currently operates over 1,300 onshore and offshore wind turbines in Northern Europe. The offshore farms are located in areas from northern Sweden, through Denmark, to Germany and the Netherlands.