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Vattenfall’s DanTysk Wind Farm Grid Connection Will Be Delayed

July 26, 2012

The link between Vattenfall AB’s DanTysk wind farm in the North Sea and Germany’s power grid will be delayed by as much as five months, Siemens AG (SIE) said.

“The connection with the grid is now planned for spring 2014,” Torsten Wolf, a spokesman for Siemens, said today by phone from Erlangen, Germany. Siemens previously said the link would be ready by the start of 2014,

The delay to the 288-megawatt wind farm comes a day after RWE AG (RWE), Germany’s second-largest utility, postponed a decision on whether to build the Innogy Nordsee 1 offshore wind farm until 2013 while it seeks to clarify compensation for possible delays to the grid connection there.

EON AG, Germany’s biggest utility, said in February that its 288-megawatt farm Amrumbank West would be delayed for 15 months for the same reason.

“Offshore wind is still at a very initial stage in Germany and we are losing speed before we even got started,” RWE’s new chief executive officer, Peter Terium said in Berlin on June 27.

DanTysk is 51 percent owned by Vatenfall and 49 percent by Stadwerke Muenchen.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tino Andresen in Dusseldorf at tandresen1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Will Kennedy at wkennedy3@bloomberg.net


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