Go-ahead given for Denmark's biggest ever offshore wind farm  

2007.03.22
The Danish Energy Authority has given the go-ahead for a 95 turbine, 215 MW offshore wind farm to be sited in the North Sea
As news breaks that Denmark is to host the 2009 UN global climate summit, the Danish Energy Authority announces that it has given the go-ahead for the construction of Denmark's 9th offshore wind farm, to be sited in the North Sea.
 
Named Horns Rev 2 (there is already a Horns Rev 1 wind farm in the North Sea), this new offshore installation will be Denmark's largest so far and one of the world's biggest, comprising 95 wind turbines generating a total maximum output of 215 MW, enough to satisfy the electricity needs of 200,000 households. Three larger wind turbines will also be installed for research purposes. The cost of the entire project is estimated at around DKK 3 bn (USD 535 m), and completion is slated for 2009.
 
Energy Minister Flemming Hansen comments: "The project illustrates Denmark's leading international position in wind energy. It will help the government to realise its ambitious objectives for renewable energy, with a view to doubling its use by 2025."
 
Denmark's 8 existing offshore wind farms, the first of which were installed in the early 1990s, collectively produce 423 MW. The news was widely reported in the Danish press.

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