Developer European Energy has notified Danish the energy authority that it plans to proceed with the next phase of the development of two nearshore wind power projects in Denmark
The announcement about the Omø Syd and Jammerland Bugt projects follows an announcement from the Danish Energy Agency earlier this year that approved the preliminary environment impact assessments for both projects.
European Energy said it will now move into the development phase and initiate inspection of the seabed at the project sites.
European Energy chief executive Knud Erik Andersen said, “I am very pleased that after eight years we can finally take the step from the applications phase to the development phase with Omø Syd and Jammerland Bugt.
“We look forward to seeing these nearshore windfarms supply more than 500,000 Danish households with green energy. We see this as a considerable contribution to the Danish Government’s efforts to see CO2 reduced by 70% by 2030.”
The first steps in the development phase will follow in the coming weeks with preliminary inspections of the seabed at the project sites.
“We are initiating preliminary technical surveys that will help us decide on the final project design,” said Mr Andersen.
“European Energy looks forward to continuing with a productive dialogue with the Danish authorities and local stakeholders in the coming phase of the projects.
“In all our renewable energy projects we value dialogue with all stakeholders, including the municipality, local community and citizens living close to project sites. We listen closely to their concerns and modify projects whenever possible.
“We have already moved both projects further from shore than originally planned. We also look forward to continuing the good dialogue with the Danish Energy Agency as well as other relevant Danish authorities.”
European Energy first started the developing the projects in 2012 within the so-called ‘open door’ procedure. Both are expected to be connected to the grid by 2023.
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