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The offshore substation and the export cables is included in the scope of the Danish offshore wind farm tender

Press release   •   Mar 12, 2019 13:01 CET

Updated 12 March 2019:

The offshore windfarm Thor will be tendered through tender with negotiation like in the previous Danish offshore wind tenders, and the grid connection from the wind farm to the onshore point of connection will be included in the scope of the tender.

The parties in the Danish Parliament behind the Energy Agreement of 29 June 2018 has decided upon a number of things regarding Denmarks next offshore wind farm. The wind farm will be called Thor named after the city Thorsminde in western Jutland.

Thor will be tendered through tender with negotiation like in the previous Danish offshore wind tenders. This method of tendering has allowed potential participants in the tenders to influence the tender conditions which for example has ensured the most optimal sharing of risk and has helped to achieve low bid prices over time in the Danish offshore wind tenders. To further promote this development the parties behind the Energy Agreement has decided upon a number of new initiatives in connection with the tendering of Thor:

  • Thor will have an installed capacity of at least 800 MW but a flexibility is included in the tender so the winner of the tender will have the possibility of installing up to 1000 MW in total
  • The grid connection from the wind farm to the onshore point of connection will be included in the scope of the tender. The Danish TSO Energinet has previously been responsible for constructing and operating the offshore substation and the export cables and financed the cost over the tariffs. This task will now be the responsibility of the winner as part of the scope of the project and it will be financed together with the overall subsidies for establishing the wind farm.

Energinet will continue having the responsibility of constructing and operating the onshore grid connection from the onshore substation to the transmission grid. The winner of the tender must pay Energinet for the cost of constructing the onshore grid connection. This will however be subject to the approval from the European Commission.

Further information concerning the tender will be included in the prior information notice which is expected to be published in the middle of 2019.

Contact: Senior Advisor Jeppe Lundbæk, tel  +45 33 92 75 53, e-mail: jel@ens.dk

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