An 800MW offshore wind project is part of the Danish government’s coming energy proposal, the country’s Energy, Supply and Climate Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt was reported by local media as saying.
The wind farm would be built at least 50 kilometres offshore and would comprise between 50 and 75 turbines up to 250 metres tall, Lilleholt said.
The developer of the wind farm is expected to be selected by 2021.
The government is aiming for the wind farm to be built without public support, aside from the costs associated with laying the cables needed to connect the wind farm to the grid.
Denmark plans to cover 50% of its energy needs with renewable energy by 2030, and this offshore wind farm will play a central role in reaching this goal, according to Lilleholt.
Following this project, the government plans to wait until 2022 to decide on any further offshore wind projects.
Denmark currently has several offshore wind projects approved or under construction, including the 406.7MW Horns Rev 3, the 605MW Kriegers Flak, and the Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord nearshore wind farms. All of the wind farms are being developed by Sweden’s energy group Vattenfall. The projects are expected to be commissioned throughout 2020 and 2021.