Vattenfall has chosen Hvide Sande Harbour as its service port for Vesterhav Syd and Nord wind farms. Hvide Sande will to be the service hub for Vattenfall’s Danish offshore wind operations in the northern part of the North Sea and benefit from the creation of about 50 jobs.
The choice of Hvide Sande as the service port for Vesterhav Syd and Nord wind farms means that three offshore wind farms will be serviced from the Port of Hvide Sande. In 2019, Hvide Sande was selected as Vattenfall’s service port for the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm.
As a result, once Vesterhav Syd and Nord come on-line, the Port of Hvide Sande will service a total of 90 offshore wind turbines and a fossil-free electricity production matching the consumption of approx. 800,000 Danish homes.
”The location of the port is by far the most important factor, and here Hvide Sande really is in the right place to be able to service Vesterhav Syd and Nord. We have also been looking for a lasting and flexible collaboration partner that can be an active partner for many years ahead, and this is what we have found in the Port of Hvide Sande,” says Kristian Sorgenfri Jensen, Project Director for Operation and Maintenance, Offshore Wind at Vattenfall.
This choice represents a milestone in the development of Vesterhav Syd and Nord offshore wind farms. Vattenfall will design and develop new facilities at the port for operating offices and warehousing, and it is expected that the new hub will make a positive contribution to the town in many ways.
“We are expecting to create a total of about 50 jobs in the new facilities in Hvide Sande – roughly half of these as a result of Vesterhav Syd and Nord. We have seen a considerable willingness to cooperate and a lot of commitment locally,” says Kristian Sorgenfri Jensen, “and this is a good example of how investing in a fossil-free future can do a lot to make a very real difference to a local community.”
On 14 December 2020, the Danish Energy Agency approved the construction plans for Vesterhav Syd and Nord.
Facts about the Hvide Sande Offshore Service Hub
- Hvide Sande service hub will service a total of 90 offshore turbines spread over three offshore wind farms – Vesterhav Syd and Nord, and Horns Rev 3.
- The service hub will employ about 50 workers locally, once Vesterhav Syd and Nord come on-line.
- The total production of 757 MW from the three wind farms will be enough to supply about 800,000 homes with electricity
- Horns Rev 3 has been in operation since 2019, and Vesterhav Syd and Nord are expected to come on-line by the end of 2023.