Sweden: Offshore Wind Turbines to be Decommissioned After Only 13 Years “Cheapest Option”

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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…..


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About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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One Response to Sweden: Offshore Wind Turbines to be Decommissioned After Only 13 Years “Cheapest Option”

  1. Brenda Herrick says:

    Wonder what the cost of that little failed experiment will be. They have a funny idea of restoring the sea bed to its “original condition” if they’re leaving the foundations.

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