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The Social Democratic Party, Denmark’s main opposition party, has pledged to add two large offshore wind projects to be commissioned by 2030, in addition to the three projects already set out in the energy agreement from 2018. The two additional projects would have 800MW each and would help Denmark produce all of its energy via renewable sources […]
The first of the three 800MW offshore wind farms to be constructed in Danish waters will be built off Nissum Fjord in the North Sea, the country’s Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate said. The Thor offshore wind site, to be located at least 20 kilometres offshore, was selected over the second proposed option at the […]
Vattenfall and the Danish minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Lars Chr. Lilleholt, have signed the concession agreements for the offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak and the near shore wind farms Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd. The signatures became possible after the Danish Parliament on 19 December unanimously adopted the legislation that determines the subsidies […]
In the light of the recent results of Danish nearshore and Kiegers Flak tenders, both won by Vattenfall, Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has revised and updated its Public Service Obligation (PSO) projection. The estimated PSO spending until 2025 has now been reduced, compared to the August projection. Namely, the PSO cost in 2025 is now expected to […]
Swedish energy company Vattenfall can proceed with plans to develop a 350 MW near shore project off Denmark’s west coast after a majority in the Danish Parliament (Folketing) announced on Friday, 18 November, that it will approve Danish Near Shore (DNS) wind farms. On September 12, the Danish authorities announced that Vattenfall had won the tender to develop […]
Three pre-qualified bidders are expected to submit their bids for development of nearshore wind farms in Denmark on Thursday, 1 September, in the midst of great political uncertainty caused by the Danish government’s decision to withdraw their support and cut funding for these projects, according to the Danish Wind Industry Association (DWIA). The wind industry now expects a […]
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has issued updates on the latest developments in the country’s offshore wind sector. On Wednesday, March 11, the DEA held a presentation on the Danish tenders at the seminar ‘Experience and Explore Denmark’. Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm status: The contract notice and the results from the last round of dialogue […]
The Danish government has stepped up its green energy targets. That makes Denmark an even more obvious destination for wind energy investments, says Denmark’s Minister for Trade and Investment Pia Olsen Dyhr. She hosts an investor seminar on Monday at EWEA 2012 and will be available for a press Q/A session on Monday at […]
Danish parliament unanimously voted in favour of a new energy agreement for the country on Friday, 27 June, which includes building three new offshore wind farms by 2030 with a total capacity of at least 2.4GW.
The Danish Parliament (Folketinget) has approved the expansion of the Østerild and Høvsøre wind turbine test centers.
The Danish parliament will discuss the expansion of the Høvsøre and Østerild wind turbine test centers on 5 April, according to DTU Wind Energy.
The scope of the tender to develop the Thor wind farm in the Danish North Sea will include the offshore grid connection, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) said. DEA has also revealed that Thor will have the minimal installed capacity of 800MW, with an option for the developer to boost the wind farm’s capacity to […]
Energinet has launched a tender seeking a contractor to carry out a seabed survey for an offshore wind farm in Denmark. Energinet is looking for a company to conduct site investigations at the site of the 800MW project and its export cable route in the North Sea and Baltic Seas, respectively. The tender is divided […]
When it comes to emerging offshore wind markets, Taiwan, India and the U.S. have been in the spotlight over the last few years and especially in 2018. Nevertheless, a few new areas made the offshore wind map over the last year, beyond those already well known and ready for takeoff. Offshore wind is not only expanding as new markets emerge globally, but also as the countries with existing offshore wind farms and those under development already eye earmarking further areas where offshore wind turbines could be installed.
Denmark has narrowed down the list of sites that could accommodate the country’s next large-scale offshore wind farm. It will be built either in the North Sea, close to Horns Rev 3 and Vesterhav Syd, or at the Kriegers Flak area in the Baltic Sea.
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has contracted COWI A/S to screen parts of the North and Baltic Seas to find new potential locations for offshore wind farms to be built.
The offshore wind giant Ørsted has teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on fighting the impact of climate change, with focus on developing new initiatives that engage children and young people in Denmark in this endeavour.
DTU Wind Energy has opened tenders for the lease of the four new test stands at the Østerild and Høvsøre wind turbine test centers.
A broad political coalition in the Danish parliament has reached an agreement to shift the so-called Public Service Obligation (PSO) tariff for renewables away from electricity bills and to the national budget, thus clearing the path for the 350MW near shore wind projects recently awarded to Vattenfall, the Danish Wind Industry Association (DWIA) reports. Up to now, Denmark […]
Swedish energy company Vattenfall has won the tender to build the 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Danish part of the Baltic Sea with the lowest ever bid of EUR 49.9 per MWh, 58% below the original cap of EUR 120 per MWh. “The announcement is an essential milestone for our ambition to increase our production […]
Danish Energy Minister, Lars Christian Lilleholt, has appointed former Liberal Party MP, Kim Andersen, as a new Chairman of Energinet.dk’s board. Kim Andersen was energy rapporteur when the Danish parliament formed Energinet.dk in 2004. The minister also appointed three new board members: former power plant manager at Enstedværket, Elsam and DONG Energy, Niels Bergh-Hansen; Hans Duus Jørgensen, former […]
Vattenfall Wind Power has won the bidding in the process to build the offshore wind farm Horns Rev 3 outside the Danish west coast. Now the company awaits approval from the Danish Parliament and EU. With a total capacity of 400 MW, the wind farm will produce electricity for 450 000 households from 2017. “This […]
Climate change represents a serious threat to our welfare society, the business community and individual citizens. However, with the Climate Change Act – passed by the Danish Parliament on January 12 – Denmark is taking its share of responsibility for limiting climate change, according to Minister for Climate, Energy and Building Rasmus Helveg Petersen. The Climate […]
Fritz Schur will step down as chairman of the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting on 12 March 2014, as Danish Parliament approved the final implementation of the investment agreement. ”I’ve been in the post for nine years, the company is developing well, a strong management is in place and with the addition […]
Today, the Danish Parliament’s Finance Committee approved the agreement on capital investment in DONG Energy of approx DKK 13 billion. The investment comes partly from new investors, Goldman Sachs: DKK 8 billion, Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension: DKK 2.2 billion and PFA Pension Forsikringsaktieselskab: DKK 0.8 billion, and partly from existing minority shareholders. The combined investment of the existing […]
In continuation of the announcement that the Danish pension funds Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension (ATP) and PFA Pension Forsikringsaktieselskab (PFA) and funds managed by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division through New Energy Investment S.a.r.l. (Goldman Sachs funds) will invest a total of DKK 11 billion in DONG Energy A/S, four of the existing five minority shareholders have […]