Denmark’s Largest Offshore Wind Tender Enters Final Stage

The Danish Energy Agency has published the final tender conditions for Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm – Thor.

With the publication, all the basic elements of the tender are in place, and the bidders now have four months to prepare their final bids for the offshore wind farm. The deadline for submitting bids is 8 November.

The Thor offshore wind farm will have a capacity of between 800 MW and 1,000 MW.

The offshore wind farm must be fully built and connected to the grid by 31 December 2027.

The Danish Energy Agency has pre-qualified a total of six consortia and companies to participate in the tender for the Thor offshore wind farm.

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Earlier this year, the European Commission approved state aid for the Thor offshore wind farm.

In May, the plan for the wind farm was environmentally approved on the basis of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).

As part of the tendering process, the Danish Energy Agency, in line with previous Danish offshore wind tenders, has carried out a negotiation phase, which has provided for adjustments in the tender conditions with the aim to reduce the bid price for the offshore wind farm.

At the same time, the Danish Energy Agency has ensured that relevant statutory executive orders for Thor will enter into force on 1 July.

Thor is the first of the three offshore wind farms decided as part of Denmark’s Energy Agreement from 2018.

The wind farm will be located at least 22 kilometres off the coast at Thorsminde on Jutland’s west coast.

The grid connection from the wind farm to the shore is included in the tender.

The project has a 30-year electricity production license with an option for a five-year extension, and is valued at around DKK 15.5 billion (around EUR 2.1 billion).