DONG Energy to build Anholt offshore wind farm (Denmark)

Earlier today, the Danish Energy Agency awarded DONG Energy the concession to build the next major offshore wind farm in Denmark off the Danish island of Anholt in the Kattegat.

The construction of the wind farm will represent a total investment of

approximately DKK 10 billion.

With a capacity of 400 MW, the wind farm will be able to supply CO2-free power

corresponding to the annual power consumption of more than 400,000 Danish

households, or four per cent of Denmark’s power consumption.

“Building Anholt offshore wind farm is an important milestone in the expansion

of green energy production in Denmark. DONG Energy is therefore happy to build

Denmarks next large wind farm,” said Anders Eldrup, CEO of DONG Energy, and

added:

“Building Anholt offshore wind farm will bring DONG Energy a major step closer

towards the vision of supplying energy without CO2.”

Siemens Wind Power will deliver the turbines that will have a capacity of 3.6

MW each.

According to the tender specifications, the wind farm must supply its first

power by the end of 2012, and the entire wind farm must be commissioned by the

end of 2013. Otherwise delays will result in a reduced tariff income and a

penalty if all turbines are not connected to the grid by 31 December 2013 at

the latest.

DONG Energy has built half of the largest offshore wind farms in the world,

making it the market leader in the field. In 2009, DONG Energy built the

world’s largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 2, which has a capacity of 209 MW

and is situated in the Danish sector of the North Sea. In UK DONG Energy has

just inaugurated the wind farm Gunfleets Sands 1+2, and is currently involved

in three more offshore wind farm projects in the UK.

The information provided in this announcement will not change the previous

financial guidance for the financial year 2010 or the expected investment

level.

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Source: dongenergy, June 22, 2010;

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