Ørsted involved in plans to develop Danish offshore wind farms to power close to 4 million homes

Ørsted has entered into a 50-50 partnership with the Infrastructure Project (CIP). Together, they plan to develop offshore wind farms in with a capacity of 5.2 gigawatts. That’s enough to power nearly 4 million homes.

Dizzying scale
The task will be divided into four separate projects: two wind farms are to be built in the and two in the . When it is finished, possibly in 2027 or 2028, it will more than double Denmark’s current offshore wind production.

The projects are twice as large as the largest wind turbine project commissioned in Denmark; however, the expense will not be charged to the taxpayer. It is also expected to create jobs and growth for the country, not to mention the contribution it will make to the green transition.

“It is of course a good idea for the most experienced Danish offshore wind developers to join forces and ensure that the largest development of offshore wind in Danish history takes place as efficiently as possible and with respect for the environment and biodiversity in Danish waters.” said Torsten Lodberg Smed from CIP.

“We are proud to present together with Ørsted our proposal on how we can secure Denmark’s green energy future, which has never been more necessary than today.”

Green transition
As the become more acute and the consequences of heavy dependence on foreign oil and gas are realized, it is more important than ever to seek solutions that increase the production of and regional energy dependence. Denmark’s large supply of wind energy can help meet both of these challenges.

The partnership between Ørsted and CIP will, among other things, support power-to-x – the process of converting, storing or redirecting energy to something else – to help heavy industries reduce CO2 emissions. The main purpose of the wind farms will be to drive industries that are currently heavily dependent on oil and gas.

“Denmark has been a pioneering country in the offshore wind industry and is a leader in the green transition,” says Ørsted CEO Rasmus Errboe.

“The four large open doors projects can help to cement Denmark’s continued leading position and create the basis for kick-starting the next phase of a Danish business adventure in the production of green hydrogen and green fuels.”

The partnership is awaiting regulatory approval, which is expected to come before the end of the year.

Source: The Nordic Page

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