Bids invited for Denmark's massive new 400 MW offshore wind farm  

2009.05.07
The Danish Energy Agency publishes the tender for Anholt Offshore wind farm, which will be Denmark's biggest by a considerable margin when it comes on stream in 2012
In just three years from now, a new Danish offshore wind farm near the island of Anholt in the Kattegat will stand ready to produce 400 MW of clean green electricity, equivalent to 4% of the country's entire energy consumption. The Danish Energy Agency reports on its website that it is now inviting interested companies to bid for the contract, which will be the biggest offshore wind farm in Denmark – and for that matter in the world.
 
Denmark's Minister for Climate and Energy, Connie Hedegaard, comments in the news release: “This is a big step towards the realisation of the government’s vision for Denmark to become independent of fossil fuels. It is an important measure towards achieving our ambitious target for renewable energy and CO2 reductions”.
 
Anholt Offshore wind farm is one of three large-scale Danish offshore wind farms in the production pipeline. The other two – Horns Rev 2 and Rødsand 2 – are already under construction and expected to come on stream in 2009 and 2010 respectively. When Anholt Offshore joins them in 2012, the amount of Danish electricity production generated by wind power will have been collectively boosted by around 8%.
 
Denmark currently has 8 offshore wind farms operating at a combined electrical capacity of 424 MW. Today, wind power from both land-based and offshore wind turbines generates approx. 20% of Denmark's electricity production.
 
Link > Danish Energy Agency                     
 

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