SWEDEN: Vattenfall has decided to dismantle the 10MW Yttre Stengrund, its first Swedish offshore wind project, after 13 years of operation.
David Weston – WindPower Offshore – September 19, 2014
Vattenfall made the decision to decommission the project due to the high cost of replacing turbines and cables.
Yttre Stengrund used five 2MW NEG Micon turbines when it was commissioned in 2001. Vattenfall said only one of the turbines is currently operational.
Only 50 of the turbines were ever made so replacement parts are no longer available.
The Swedish utility have also decided against installing new turbines as the project’s export cable would need replacing if it was to continue operating. Decommissioning has been deemed the most economical option. Continue reading here…..