Dong Energy to Compensate Ferry’s Extra Fuel Costs (Denmark)

Anholt Offshore Wind Farm is constructed right between Grenaa and the island of Anholt. So far, the Anholt ferry has used a direct route between Grenaa and the island of Anholt; however, for safety reasons, it will be necessary to redirect the ferry route south of the wind farm.

In order for the ferry to continue operating according to schedule, it has been necessary to increase speed and thus use extra fuel. An agreement has been signed with the ferry company Grenaa-Anholt Færgefart to compensate for the extra fuel costs which the construction of Anholt Offshore Wind Farm has inflicted on the ferry company.

The agreement will be effective during the entire lifetime of the wind farm, and compensation will be paid annually. This ensures that travellers can get to Anholt as usual.

Visualisation of Anholt Offshore Wind Farm seen from the ferry to Anholt. The visualisation shows the wind farm at a distance of 1,260 metres to the nearest wind turbine.

The ferry to Anholt

M/F Anholt was built in Moen-Slip A/S, Norway, and was put into service in March 2003.

Number of passengers: 95-244.


About Anholt Offshore Wind Farm

The installed capacity of the offshore wind farm is to be 400MW corresponding to the power consumption of approx 400,000 households. The offshore wind farm is to produce its first power by the end of 2012.

DONG Energy had acquired the licence for utilising the wind power for 25 years and is to construct and operate the offshore wind farm. The Danish transmission system operator,, is responsible for establishing an offshore substation, the export cable to shore and the connection to the main high-voltage power grid on land.


Source: dongenergy, October 05, 2011