Fossil-free within a generation
Our ambition is to generate all energy without fossil fuels within one generation. Vattenfall is therefore investing in sustainable energy, including wind energy. This is good for the climate and the Netherlands.
One of the largest players
Vattenfall is one of the largest energy companies in Europe. We have been generating and supplying power for more than 100 years. As well as our presence in Sweden and the Netherlands, we are also active in Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Finland. In the Netherlands, we employee approximately 4,800 staff.
We have resolved to ensure that we will be generating fossil-free energy within one generation. In doing this, we are looking to achieve a balance between reliable and affordable provision of energy and heating with the most sustainable means of production possible.
With 71 wind farms in Europe, Vattenfall has extensive experience in generating wind energy.
Fifteen wind farms in the Netherlands
In 2006 we built the first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands on the coast at Egmond aan Zee. This wind farm consists of 36 wind turbines and pumps out 108 megawatts (MW) of sustainable energy. The Hollandse Kust Zuid Wind Farm is the second offshore wind farm that Vattenfall has constructed in the Netherlands. Vattenfall operates 15 wind farms on land in the Netherlands. The 167 wind turbines produce 269.3 Megawatts of power. You can view the locations of the wind farms here. At present, there are six Vattenfall wind farms under development and two undergoing construction.
Test location in Scotland
Vattenfall has their own test and demonstration site in Scotland: at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). This site consists of eleven wind turbines that test new technologies for the next generation of wind farms. Read more about the test site.
Want to know more about Vattenfall?
You can find more information about Vattenfall’s ambitions and other wind farms on the corporate website. For example, there are details about Vattenfall’s largest wind farm: Horns Rev 3 in Denmark. Read more or see where the other wind farms are in Europe.