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Vattenfall wins another Danish wind farm project

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Swedish Vattenfall has won a tender to build Denmark's biggest offshore wind farm, the Danish energy ministry said.

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Vattenfall won the 600 megawatt Kriegers Flak wind farm tender with a bid of 49.9 euros per megawatt hour, following its victory in September for a 350 megawatt near-shore wind farm off the western coast of Denmark.

Offshore wind power is among the most expensive kind of energy and needs government subsidies, although recent bids from industry leaders suggest it may soon be able to compete with other sources of energy.

Vattenfall's bid for Kriegers Flak was almost 60 percent below a limit agreed by a coalition of political parties in 2012.

"And our winning bid for the near-shore was also considerably below the price limit," country manager, Ole Nielsen, said.

"This means, that Denmark can realize two wind farm projects for the price of one," he said, adding he remained confident the Danish parliament would back both projects.

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