Denmark’s next offshore windfarm is to be built not in the Baltic but in the North Sea, off the country’s west coast
Denmark’s next offshore windfarm is to be built not in the Baltic but in the North Sea, off the country’s west coast.
A conciliation group behind the country’s Energy Agreement has decided the 800-MW windfarm, to be called Thor, will be offered for tender in 2019.
Danish energy, supply and climate minister Lars Christian Lilleholt said, “Today we take a significant step on Denmark’s path towards climate neutrality. The forthcoming offshore windfarm will be our largest and it will make a major contribution to local growth and the green transition. Offshore wind is a Danish specialty, and the North Sea is well on its way to becoming a Silicon Valley for offshore wind.”
The location in the North Sea was chosen in close competition with another at Kriegers Flak in the Baltic. In the end, the North Sea was chosen because the location will provide the most green energy.
In the Energy Agreement, all the political parties in the Folketing, Denmark’s parliament, decided to construct three new offshore windfarms in Denmark by 2030. As the first of these, Thor is due to come online between 2024 and 2027.
Each of the offshore windfarms to be built under the agreement will be at least 800 MW in capacity.