Floating Lidars Wanted for Danish Energy Islands

Energinet has issued a tender seeking floating lidar measurements for the areas where the Danish energy islands and accompanying offshore wind farms are set to be built.

The tender is divided into four lots, with the first two concerning atmospheric and oceanographic measurements for project areas in the North Sea.

The second two lots are for two areas in the Baltic Sea, where the same measurement will be carried out.

Interested parties are invited to submit applications for the tender by 16 April by 10:00 local time. The duration of the contract is 16 months, with no options for renewal.

The energy islands and the wind farms with a combined capacity of 5 GW are expected to be commissioned by 2030.

The North Sea energy island will have an initial capacity of 3 GW which could potentially be further scaled up to 10 GW offshore wind. This will be an artificial island. The Baltic Sea energy island will be established on the island of Bornholm with a capacity of 2 GW.

Photo: Denmark’s Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities