Crown Prince Frederik has officially opened what is claimed to be the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark.
The Horns Rev 3 project consists of 49 turbines and has a total capacity of 407MW. expected to generate enough electricity to power 425.000 households.
It will support Denmark’s low carbon ambitions and boost wind power production in the country by 12%.
Developer Vattenfall won the right to build the offshore wind farm in 2015 after what was said to be a historically low bid compared to previous projects.
CEO Magnus Hall said: “Horns Rev 3 is the largest offshore wind farm in Scandinavia and shows our commitment to Denmark’s ongoing transition to a renewable energy system.
The wind farm is a significant contribution to Vattenfall’s production portfolio and takes us one step further in our ambition to enable a fossil-free living within one generation.
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Climate. Energy and Utilities Minister Dan Jørgensen were also present during the opening of the wind farm.