The Danish Energy Agency and Energinet are to host an industry dialogue for companies interested in responding to the tender for the Hesselø offshore windfarm
The virtual dialogue will take place 25-30 November 2020. Hesselø is the second offshore windfarm agreed in the Danish Energy Agreement of June 2018.
It is anticipated that Hesselø will be fully commissioned by the end of 2027, the same time as the planned Thor offshore windfarm.
Hesselø will be located north of Sealand in Kattegat and will have a point of connection (POC) in Hovegård, approximately 50 km inland. The capacity of the POC will be 1 GW. The installed capacity of Hesselø will be 800 MW to 1.2 GW. The excess 200 MW will take the form of ‘overplanting’ that the concessionaire could use for power to X (power to gas) or for storage, although neither are part of the tender.
During the market dialogue, the main elements of the tender will be discussed so that tenderers can have an opportunity to influence the framework conditions for the project. The aim of the dialogue is to optimise the framework conditions in order to ultimately reach the lowest possible bid price.
The dialogue will focus on the timetable for the tendering process; prequalification conditions and the number of prequalified tenderers; the support mechanism; financial terms and compliance penalties; the option for overplanting, power to gas and storage; environmental assessments; coexistence with fisheries; and the onshore project and grid connection.
The Danish Energy Agency plans to start the tendering process in 2021, with the announcement of the winner of the tender at the end of 2022.
Riviera is hosting a week of free to attend 45-minute webinars focused on offshore wind commencing 2 November. Register your interest now