Danish Nearshore Wind Project Presses Ahead
The Danish Energy Agency and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency have launched a public consultation on the content of the environmental impact report for the Jammerland Bay nearshore wind farm.
Citizens, organisations, authorities, and others who may be affected by the project have the opportunity to make suggestions on what should be included in the environmental impact report for the project, the agencies said
Consultation responses must be sent to the Danish Energy Agency by 2 December.
Once an environmental impact report has been prepared for the project, the Danish Energy Agency and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency will submit the report for an eight-week public consultation.
The Danish Energy Agency will only make a final decision on whether the project can be granted an establishment permit once a public consultation of the environmental impact report has been carried out. Likewise, after the eight weeks of public consultation, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency will decide whether environmental assessment permission can be granted for the project.
Back in 2014, the Danish Energy Agency authorised European Energy to carry out feasibility studies for an offshore wind farm in Jammerland Bay. The permit was later transferred to Jammerland Bay Nearshore A/S, which is owned by European Energy A/S.
European Energy plants to install between 34 and 60 offshore wind turbines with a maximum combined capacity of 240 MW in Jammerland Bay, east of the Great Belt.
The wind farm area plus the corridor to the cable covers a total sea area of about 31 square kilometres, and the distance from the wind farm area to the nearest coast in Jammerland Bay is about six kilometres. The offshore wind farm is expected to be connected to an existing substation at Asnæs Power Station.