Vattenfall speeds up delivery of offshore wind power potential

Vattenfall has tied up a strategic collaboration with the Carbon Trust's £45m research, development and demonstration programme - Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), as part of their commitment to help drive down the cost of offshore wind power.

Vattenfall, the owner of the second largest fleet of offshore wind farms in the world and one half of a joint venture partnership to develop the 7.2GW East Anglia Zone, has invested more than £1 million to join the OWA. With the addition of Vattenfall the OWA partners now hold 77% (36MW) of the UK offshore wind market.

Through its Offshore Wind Accelerator programme, the Carbon Trust is leading an industry collaboration with nine UK wind farm developers to identify and commercialise innovations which can dramatically reduce the costs of offshore wind.