The Danish Nature Agency (Naturstyrelsen), part of the country's Ministry of Environment and Food, has cleared Energinet.dk to start land works on the link that will transport energy generated by the 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea to the grid.
The Nature Agency granted approval for the start of onshore works following the completion of public consultation on the environmental impact assessment (EIA).
Energinet.dk will now start the detailed planning of the exact cable route for land cables between Rødvig Stevns, where the submarine cable comes ashore, and high voltage stations at Ishøj and Bjæverskov.
The Nature Agency carried out the EIA of the technical facilities on land, while the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) is responsible for the offshore part of the EIA process.
Construction of the facility will begin in the spring of 2016. It should be ready to transport power from the wind farm by 31 December, 2018.
The Kriegers Flak wind farm will be located approximately 15 km east of the Danish coast in the southern part of the Baltic Sea, close to the boundaries of the exclusive offshore economic zones (EEZ) of Sweden, Germany and Denmark.
Offshore WIND Staff