COPENHAGEN, Denmark – The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) will open the tender procedure next spring for the construction and co-ownership of the North Sea Energy Island, 100 km from the coast of Jutland in the North Sea.
This will serve as a hub for offshore wind farms of initially 3 GW by 2033, rising to potentially 10 GW by 2040. The architecture will combine on-island transmission with platform-based systems located around the island to speed up construction and provide flexibility for future developments.
Bidders will be allowed to include additional areas for innovative activities subject to approval from the jointly held energy island company.
The Danish state will own 50.1% of the energy island company and the private partner 49.9%.
In a separate development, the DEA revealed that the planned Hesselø offshore wind farm will be moved to a more southern location. The agency has invited the public, companies, authorities and other interested parties to submit ideas for the sea-based part of the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the plan for the revised location.
The early public consultation in the scoping phase runs until Nov. 14. Deadline for full commissioning of the wind farm is year-end 2029.
The turbines will be located in Hesselø Bay in the Kattegat, 30 km from Zealand, 30 km from Anholt and 35 km from Djursland.
Offshore export cables will run to the landfall at Gilbjerg Hoved in North Zealand, with a new HV power station built near Pårup.
From there, the electricity will be exported through onshore cables to the existing Hovergasard HV power station north of Ballerup.