Denmark Calls for EoI for Six Nearshore Wind Sites

Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has issued a call for Expression of Interest (EoI) for the construction and operation of nearshore wind farms with a total capacity of up to 350 MW. Six areas will be offered for tender at the same time and projects within these sites will be competing against each other.

The concession owner shall build and operate the wind farm and the export cable to the grid connection point on the shore. A tenderer is allowed to submit more than one tender.

Furthermore, conditional tendering for 2 sites will be possible, i.e. a tenderer can submit offers for up to 350 MW conditional upon the tenderer being awarded concession for both sites. The nearshore wind farm sites are named: Vesterhav Nord, Vesterhav Syd, Sæby, Sejerø Bugt, Smålandsfarvandet, and Bornholm.

Each area can hold up to 200 MW installed capacity, except Bornholm, which can hold up to 50 MW.

The use of the seabed will be limited to a maximum use of 44 km² per 200 MW installed capacity. This is proportionally scaled down if fewer MWs are commissioned; e.g. 100 MW constructed capacity is allowed to use an area of up to 22 km², and for Bornholm the size of the wind farm is limited to a maximum installed capacity of 50 MW, in an area of up to 11 km².

For all sites, the concessionaire(s) will be able to decide where to locate the wind farm within the limits of the designated area and within the limits set by the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs).

Deadline for expressions of interest is May 26, 2015.

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