European Energy wins permit for 72-MW nearshore wind farm in Denmark
The Zinkgruvan wind park. Image by: European Energy.
Denmark’s European Energy A/S has been awarded construction permits for the Frederikshavn nearshore offshore wind farm in Danish waters, the developer said on Wednesday.
The permits have been issued by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and the Municipality of Frederikshavn, with the milestone following the green light for the scheme’s feasibility study environmental impact report in April.
The Frederikshavn project calls for the installation of up to five turbines to create a power plant with a capacity ranging between 21.6 MW and 72 MW off the city of Frederikshavn. The machines will have a hub height of 265 metres and will be sited within an area located less than 5 km east of Frederikshavn Harbor.
European Energy expects first power from the wind farm to be generated in the first quarter of 2024. The Danish firm said it is in talks with local partners regarding the potential supply of the plant’s output to a Power-to-X project at the harbour.
“We see great opportunities to make use of the green power from the offshore wind turbines in combination with solar power from in land to deliver Power-to-X-products in Frederikshavn, “ said Andreas Karhula Lauridsen, head of offshore Wind at European Energy
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