Danish Offshore Wind Farm Cleared For Takeoff

The Danish Energy Agency has granted an establishment permit giving HOFOR Vind the right to build the Aflandshage offshore wind farm in the Øresund Strait.

The wind farm will feature up to 26 offshore wind turbines with an individual capacity of between 9.5 MW 11 MW, and a combined capacity of between 247 MW and 286 MW.

Aflandshage is located approximately eight kilometres off Stevns and approximately ten kilometres south of Amager.

The Danish Energy Agency has made the decision, which is now open to appeals, on the basis of HOFOR Vind’s application for an establishment permit submitted in June.

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The project is expected to be connected to the electricity grid at Avedøre Power Station, owned by Ørsted, where the offshore wind farm is planned to be linked to the existing 132 kV station via a new 33 or 66 kV / 132 kV transformer station.

Last year, HOFOR entered into an agreement with Ørsted for the supply of electricity from the offshore wind farm to the 1.3 GW Green Fuels for Denmark project, which involves the production of sustainable fuels in the Greater Copenhagen area.

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Under the agreement with Ørsted, the power from Aflandshage could enable parts of Green Fuels for Denmark’s second phase of 250 MW and meet the power demand for the project’s first phase.

In addition to Green Fuels for Denmark, the agreement could potentially also cover the power demand of the electrolysis plant that will supply hydrogen to DFDS’s proposed hydrogen-powered ferry between Copenhagen and Oslo, if this project is realised.

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Photo: Aflandshage Offshore Wind Farm visualization; Source: Environmental impact report