Vattenfall is a leading European energy company and is Europe’s sixth largest generator of electricity and the continent’s largest producer of heat. Vattenfall currently operates 545MW of onshore wind capacity and 836MW of offshore wind across northern Europe, including the UK’s Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, until recently the world’s largest operating offshore wind farm.
About the Kentish Flats Extension Project
Vattenfall was granted a Development Consent Order by the National Planning Inspectorate in February 2013 giving Vattenfall the necessary permission to extend the existing Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm. At its maximum installed capacity, Kentish Flats Extension (“KFE”) will be capable of generating another 49.5 MW of additional electricity (the total annual electricity needs of up to 42,194 UK households*). Vattenfall plan to install 15 3.3MW turbines. Although we have consent to install up to 17 turbines, this number was reduced as higher rated turbines will be used. The Extension will be located 7.8km from the shore and cover approximately 7.77 sq km.
*Based on Department of Energy & Climate Change data for average annual UK household electricity consumption of 4,266 kilowatt hours.
Vattenfall is pleased to announce that Main Contractors will be on the Vattenfall stand at the Kent2020 event and happy to talk to local suppliers about their part of the project.
Following the exhibition, Vattenfall we will be holding a private follow up event where our staff and contractors will give presentations which will provide updates following on from our event in January. Representatives from the following companies will be attending both events. After the event there will be informal networking for the remainder of the time.
Details of the follow up event is as follows:
Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Kent Event Centre – Chilham Room
Electrical Packages – update provided by Vattenfall
Turbine suppliers – Vestas
Mr Bo J Bjerregaard Project Director
Mr Arne Meldhede Quality Manager
Mr Lars Olsen. Procurement Manager
Mr Damean Watkins. KFE Service Manager. TBC
Smulders-SIF JV representative (fabricator of foundations) : Tom Coosemans (Senior Project Manager)
Geosea’s participant : Anne Berchmans (Procurement Manager)
Geosea’s Project Engineer: Tobe Possemiers
Onshore Contractors – to be announced shortly
NOTE: You will need to register in advance as we have limited spaces due to the size of the room