Vattenfall achieves safer and climate smarter seabed inspection with uncrewed vessels

In the late summer and early autumn of 2022, Vattenfall successfully conducted large scale seabed surveys with uncrewed surface vessels. The surveys were conducted at several of Vattenfall’s offshore wind farms in Denmark, Sweden and the UK. As a part of operating an offshore wind farm it is necessary to periodically survey the seabed around turbine foundations and substation jacket legs to monitor changes in cable burial depth and scour development. This knowledge is also important for repair and maintenance activities involving jack-up vessels, where legs require a stable seabed…

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Vattenfall maps its impact on biodiversity in the full value chain

Vattenfall is a pioneer in measuring the overall impact on biodiversity. Now a comprehensive analysis has been carried out of how the company’s economic activities impact biodiversity throughout the value chain.  The Global Biodiversity Score (GBS) is a tool that enables companies and financial institutions to gain an overall picture of how different activities and supply chains impact species of animals and plants as well as their natural habitats. Based on this, companies can set goals that are in line with the best available science regarding the planetary boundaries. “Biological…

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Vattenfall commits to purchasing near-zero cement

Vattenfall will ensure that at least 10 percent of the cement/concrete  procured for its projects is near-zero carbon cement/concrete, by 2030. The new commitment was made in connection to COP27 where the First Movers Coalition today launched a new sector – Cement and Concrete. As a founding member of the First Movers Coalition (FMC), the global public-private partnership to scale new clean technologies to decarbonize the transport and materials sectors, Vattenfall now joins the latest sector launched. “Vattenfall’s goal is to enable fossil free living within one generation. We can…

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Algae cultivation is now heating up to 2,500 apartments in Gustavsberg, Sweden

Excess heat from AstaReal’s algae cultivation is now being used for district heating for up to 2,500 apartments in Gustavsberg, outside of Stockholm. Vattenfall’s innovative installation uses waste heat from AstaReal’s production process, that would otherwise be lost. “AstaReal’s production process is energy-intensive and requires both electricity and cooling. The excess heat is now being used for heating homes and premises, and Gustavsberg’s residents now get more than 20 per cent of their heating needs from the new technology,” says Kurosh Beradari, Sales and Marketing Director at Vattenfall Heat in…

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Dutch project to combine solar and farming

In the Netherlands Vattenfall is constructing a solar park where solar panels are combined with cultivation. The aim of the so-called Symbizon project is to show that farming and solar panels can go well together. In densely populated Netherlands land use is a hot issue. The Symbizon agri-PV project in Almere just outside Amsterdam aims to find new ways to combine solar power production and agriculture. Construction started in the summer and will be completed in the autumn. The strips between the solar panels will then be prepared for sowing…

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