European Energy Gets Green Light for 240 MW Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has approved the feasibility study report for European Energy’s Jammerland Bay (Jammerland Bugt) offshore wind farm, a 240 MW project off the Danish coast that is soon to be majority-owned by TotalEnergies.

Jammerland Bugt (Jammerland Bay) visualisation from Østrupvej; Image: European Energy

The feasibility study report now greenlighted by the DEA consists of an environmental impact report with associated annexes. The DEA states that the approval gives the developer the opportunity to proceed to the next steps in the application process, including applying for an establishment permit.

If European Energy applies for an establishment permit, the application, together with the approved environmental impact report with relevant annexes, a draft of the DEA’s establishment decision, and a draft of the Danish Environmental Protection Agency’s Section 25 permit for the onshore part of the project must be sent for eight weeks of public consultation. If the project proceeds to this process, the hearing is expected to start immediately before the end of March, according to the DEA.

The Agemcy notes that it will only take a final decision on whether to give the project the green light once a new public hearing has been carried out on the permit application.

“At European Energy, we first filed the application back in February 2012, and obviously today marks a vital milestone for this important project that will play a key role in securing green power for customers in the municipality of Kalundborg and the rest of Denmark,” Andreas Karhula Lauridsen, Vice President – Head of Offshore Wind at European Energy, said via social media.

In the coming days, the consultation period will begin and I look forward to presenting the final plan for Jammerland Bay offshore wind park at a citizens meeting soon.”

European Energy is the developer and currently the sole owner of the 240 MW offshore wind project, in which TotalEnergies is expected to acquire an 85 per cent stake following an agreement the two companies signed in January.

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Under the agreement, TotalEnergies will also take over a 72.2 per cent equity stake in the 165 MW Little Belt South (Lillebælt Syd) nearshore wind project which is, same as Jammerland Bay, among the nine open-door projects that were confirmed by the Danish Energy Agency in December 2023.

For Little Belt South, the DEA approved the feasibility study report on 7 February and kicked off public consultation on the project on 1 March following the submission of an establishment permit application.

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The Jammerland Bay offshore wind farm is planned to comprise between 16 and 23 wind turbines, installed between 6 and 8 kilometres from the coast. 

With a capacity of 240 MW, Jammerland Bay will be able to cover the electricity consumption of 240,000 Danish households, European Energy says.

The offshore wind farm is expected to be completed in 2028.


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