Denmark’s Energinet has selected NIRAS to carry out Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and environmental investigations for the Hesselø offshore wind farm.
The contract covers consultancy services for preparing environmental assessments, planning consents, and marine environmental baseline investigations.
The Hesselø wind farm is located north of Sealand in Kattegat, in Hesselø Bay, at a distance of 30 kilometres from Sealand and around 20 kilometres from the Hesselø island.
Denmark plans to start the tendering procedure for the development of the wind farm in 2021 and select the winner in 2022.
Hesselø will have an installed capacity of between 800 MW and 1,200 MW and can potentially become the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark once commissioned in 2027.