Denmark wind
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Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik officially opened the Horns Rev 3 wind project, considered to be the largest wind farm in the country.

The 407MW offshore farm consists of 49 turbines, and is expected to boost wind power production in the country by 12%, with enough electricity to power 425,000 homes.

Developer Vattenfall won the contract to build the facility in 2015, with what was considered to be a historically low bid in comparison to previous projects.

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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 also attended the launch of the wind farm.