HOCHTIEF Building · Project Example
The largest offshore wind farm in Sweden, and one of the largest in all of Europe, is located seven kilometers off Malmö’s coast. At Lillgrund, HOCHTIEF Solutions built the foundations for the 48 large wind plants and one transformer. A special technical challenge inherent in this project was the precision placement of the massive foundation elements. With an output of 110 megawatts, the wind farm generates some 350 gigawatt- hours of electricity—enough to power about 60,000 Swedish homes. The facility saves 300,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year as compared with traditional energy sources.