Denmark prequalifies 7 candidates for 600-MW offshore wind tender
Offshore wind turbines. Featured Image: Teun van den Dries/Shutterstock.com
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) said on Wednesday it has rejected just one of the eight candidates competing to build the country’s largest offshore wind farm -- the 600-MW Kriegers Flak project in the Baltic Sea.
A total of seven companies and consortia were prequalified to take part in the tender, including units of Germany’s EnBW AG (FRA:EBK) and Wpd AG, Sweden’s Vattenfall, ScottishPower Renewables, and two consortia consisting of European Energy A/S and Boralex Europe SA as well as of Norway’s Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO) and E.on’s (ETR:EOAN) Danish unit.
“We have the highest number of prequalified tenderers ever in Danish wind history,” said Lars Christian Lilleholt, Denmark’s Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate. There was just one candidate that did not meet the criteria set out in the contract notice, the agency noted.
The tender for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind project will be held next year and the winner is expected to be announced in December 2016. The offshore wind park itself is seen to be completed by the end of 2021.